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Help Wanted - Chief of Police

Due to a retirement, the City of Hancock., (pop. 4506) is seeking a highly visible, full time police chief to lead a department of seven full-time officers. The City of Hancock is located in beautiful Houghton County, just a few miles from the alluring shores of Lake Superior. The department has an operating budget of $950,000. The Chief will be responsible for the daily operation of the department, annual budget preparation, and law enforcement activities. This position is an administrative/patrol position and requires experience with, and knowledge of, municipal and community policing. The ideal candidate will have experience with issues facing a rural community, strong leadership and supervisory skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, prosecutorial experience, and will enjoy being part of an exceptional local government team striving to provide exemplary service to the citizens of the community. A minimum of ten years (10) experience in law enforcement with seven years (7) in a progressively responsible supervisory/administrative capacity is required. A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice is preferred. The selected candidate shall be certified as a full-time MI police officer through Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and must possess or have the ability to obtain a MI driver’s license. The City offers a competitive benefits package with a salary range starting at $70,000 and negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience. A detailed job description is available upon request. Resumes accepted no later than 4:00 pm, September 19, 2022. Please direct a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements and at least three references to: Mary Babcock, City Manager, 399 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI 49930 or E-Mail to: