Police Chief – City of Portland, ME

Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2023

Position Summary

The City of Portland is seeking police professionals for the position of Chief of the Portland Police Department.

The Police Department has an authorized complement of 223 personnel (160 sworn members, 27 civilian staff, 36 dispatch center staff) with the Chief overseeing a sworn staff of 1 Assistant Chief, 1 Major, 11 Lieutenants, 20 Sergeants and 122 Officers. By number of positions, the Portland Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in Maine.  Operating with an annual budget in excess of $15M, the Department responds to more than 80,000 calls for service each year.   

Candidates must possess well-developed communication and public presentation skills, as well as the utmost integrity, and be committed to the long-range success of the Portland Police Department.  The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the City Manager. The salary range established for this position is $135,000 – $175,000 based on qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package.

How to Apply

The position is open until filled, with the review of initial applications beginning with those received on or before March 20, 2023. 

Submit résumé, cover letter and contact information for five professional references to Paul M. Harlow at www.GovHRjobs.com.  Electronic submissions are required. Telephone inquiries:  (847) 380-3240.