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Chief of Police

Chief of Police

  • Type: Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate: Starting Salary up to $95,000 Annually DOQE
  • Posted Date: 07/24/2018
  • Deadline to Apply: 10/01/2018 4:30 PM

The City of West Wendover is seeking a Chief of Police to serve as the Department Head of the West Wendover Police Department under direct supervision of the City Manager.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for the supervision of the City’s Police Department including Administration, Patrol, Investigation and Dispatch and will perform a wide variety of complex professional law enforcement duties.  The incoming Chief of Police will be expected to be a “working Chief” and examine current resource allocation and work assignments within the Department preparing and streamlining police functions and model effective usage of Department Personnel to better serve the community into the future.  Candidates should possess command level experience in a municipal, county or state related agency.  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in criminal justice, police science, law enforcement, public or business administration or closely related field with formal training in scientific methods of crime prevention and detection and at least 8 years of full-time progressive responsibility in law enforcement service to include 2 years of full time management experience.  A bachelor’s degree can be substituted by full time law enforcement experience on a 3 to 1 basis (A Bachelor's degree thus being equivalent to 12 years full time experience).  Nevada POST certification as a Category I Law Enforcement Officer is preferred.  A Candidate selected who is not Nevada POST certified will be expected to obtain the relevant certification within one year.  The initial starting salary for the position is up to $95,000 annually DOQE.  Salary increases (Merit Increases) are standard yearly and range from 3% to 10% depending on financial conditions and authorization by the City Council.  The City of West Wendover offers a full range of benefits including:  Vacation/Personal Leave beginning at 20 days per year and increasing with years of service, Sick Leave with no maximum accrual limits at 80 hours per year, 100% Employer Plan Contribution with the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (Nevada PERS) with vesting at 5 years, Longevity Pay, Merit Pay Increases, City provided Health Insurance Plan for employee with two-party and family options and an additional 457 retirement investment plan available.

This position requires completion of a full law enforcement background on the applicant, voice stress analysis and psychological exam if not previously completed with an agency in Nevada.


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