Recruitment opens for Queen Creek’s first chief of police

Starting pay $170,000 to $190,000 annually

Posted 4/30/20

The Town of Queen Creek is seeking a qualified, well-rounded individual who has executive experience with all aspects of modern and municipal policing to serve as the community’s first chief of …

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Recruitment opens for Queen Creek’s first chief of police

Starting pay $170,000 to $190,000 annually

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The Town of Queen Creek is seeking a qualified, well-rounded individual who has executive experience with all aspects of modern and municipal policing to serve as the community’s first chief of police.

The starting salary is to be market competitive, depending on experience and qualifications of the candidate selected, and will be in the range of $170,000 to $190,000 annually. The full salary range for this position is up to $196,273 annually, according to the town's website.

The chief will have the unique opportunity to help build a municipal police department in a growing, innovative and dynamic community, according to a release.

Important dates include:

  • First round of interviews are scheduled to take place June 9-10.
  • Second round of interviews for finalists, along with community forums, are scheduled to take place the week of June 15.
  • Expected start date is early July 2020.

See a town video here.

At the March 18 meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council approved establishing a municipal police department. The decision followed a comprehensive police study and extensive public outreach.

Queen Creek municipal police force to be formed in coming years

Initial responsibilities of the police chief, according to the release, include:

  • Establishing contractual agreements for services such as dispatch, crime lab, court services, specialty units, and others
  • Creation of a property room
  • Implementation of a records management system
  • Development of department policies and procedures
  • Procurement and outfitting of department vehicles and officer equipment

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