The Village of Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin is seeking a Police Chief with a unique combination of leadership and supervisory skills, professional knowledge, and a progressive management style to provide innovative leadership to the Shorewood Hills Police Department. The Shorewood Hills Police Department is a full-time, full-service agency consisting of seven full time and ten-part time Police Officers, including Chief, Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Investigator.
The Village of Shorewood Hills is surrounded by the City of Madison in Dane County and is located along the shore of Lake Mendota, adjacent to the west side of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The most current population estimate is 2,363. The Village is growing quickly due to the construction of several multi-unit apartment complexes. It is a full service municipality with Police, Public Works, Water and Sewer Utilities and Administration provided by the Village. Shorewood Hills contracts with the City of Madison for Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Shorewood Hills prides itself on providing a high level of personalized, efficient service, and is a community where resident involvement in community affairs is very important.
Shorewood Hills has a large number of businesses, mostly located along University Avenue. There is a public elementary school, which receives students not only from the Village, but from the UW-Madison Family Housing facilities. The Village also has a community pool, tennis courts, community center, marina, ice skating rink, and the Blackhawk Country Club. Residents hail from around the world, creating a unique and diverse community.
The Police Chief must be capable of providing strong leadership and professionalism. He or she must be open to input and able to communicate well with elected officials, Department and Village staff, and the public. The duties and responsibilities, as well as the required and desired qualifications are listed on the attached job description.
The compensation package for the Police Chief includes a hiring salary ranging from $90,000 to $103,000, dependent on education, experience and qualifications. The Chief will also receive an attractive benefit package including health insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, life and disability insurance, paid vacations and holidays. Ideal candidate must be fully bilingual.
To apply, you may download the Police Chief Job Description and application packet, complete it and submit it in hard and electronic copy to: Karla Endres, Village Clerk, Village of Shorewood Hills, 810 Shorewood Blvd., Madison, WI 53705. firstname.lastname@example.org
Your completed application packet must include a Cover Letter, Application Form DJ-LE-330, Resume, and Pre-Interview Questionnaire and five professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m., June 25, 2021.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY & INCLUSION As an employer, the Village of Shorewood Hills strives to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality service is a shared goal. The Village expects all employees to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.