Mukilteo Seeks New Police Chief


“Mukilteo is a waterfront community situated on Puget Sound, approximately 25 miles north of Seattle. This scenic area has views of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Northern Cascade Mountains to the north and east. Mukilteo retains its friendly hospitality and welcomes visitors with its scenic setting by the Sound. Mukilteo has the 2nd lowest city crime rate in Snohomish County, which makes it the safe, attractive community that has earned it a national reputation. Money Magazine and Business Week Magazine have both recognized the community for being one of the best in the nation for livability and affordability.

The Mukilteo Police Department team is comprised of the Police Chief, Commander, four Sergeants, one Detective Sergeant, three Detectives, one Crime Prevention Officer, and 18 patrol officers, two limited-commission Community Service Officer (Rangers), one limited-commission Community Service Officer, and four non-commissioned support staff. The annual operating budget of $4.8 million supports six divisions: Administration and Support Services, Crime Prevention, Patrol, Training, Special Operations, and Drug Enforcement.

 The Police Chief is a key member of the City’s leadership team and is a department head position reporting to the Mayor through the Management Services Director. The Chief is responsible for the management and administration of the Police Department including the protection of life and property, regulation of traffic, apprehension and detention of law violators, and other public safety activities.

 The ideal candidate will be an experienced, respected professional leader with a strong sense of integrity and a proven record of team building and mentoring. The Chief will be an innovative problem solver and visionary with the ability to consider, plan and present short and long term strategies for community safety.

 A genuine commitment to community involvement and proactive crime prevention initiatives is paramount. As the chief law enforcement spokesperson for the City, the Chief must have strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to address multiple types of public audiences and be a respected community leader. Areas of particular focus will include public outreach to encourage community support to confront the challenges of mental health and violence in our community, including providing more resources and support for victims of domestic violence. The new chief must be politically aware but always apolitical while building bridges for the City across the entire community spectrum. The Chief should also demonstrate strong fiscal and management skills to handle the department’s budget.

 The salary range is $113,115-$137,492.

 For full details and application instructions, review the attached Police Chief Recruitment Brochure. Position closes on November 7, 2016.”



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