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 Warsaw Chief of Police

Description

The Town of Warsaw (population 2,281), located an hour from Richmond in Virginia’s historic Northern Neck Region, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Chief of Police. Warsaw is a growing community with many large-scale projects on the horizon that will require a dynamic leader of the department who will establish a vision aligned with the goals of the Town. The department currently consists of 3 FT and 2 PT employee(s) and will operate within a proposed FY24 budget of approximately $500,000. The Department recently underwent vehicle and equipment upgrades and hosts new body cameras, new uniforms, new vehicles, and a recently renovated Police Department facility.

This position will serve under the direct supervision of the Town Manager and Town Council. The potential employee will perform a wide array of functions within both the department and the community, ranging from large-scale tasks and community events to daily department functions and operations. This position is full-time with an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision and dental insurance at no cost to the employee, paid time off and holiday pay (with 16 paid days), and inclusion into the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and supplemental LEOS retirement benefits. The Chief of Police will also receive a take-home vehicle and cell phone. Typical shifts for the Chief of Police range from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Salary range is $75,000 - $100,000, contingent on experience and qualifications.


Essential Job Functions

The Chief of Police is an appointed position that serves at the pleasure of the Warsaw Town Council and, as such, is directly accountable to both the Council and citizens of Warsaw. The Chief of Police will report to and will work closely with the Town Manager, providing updates regarding community policing initiatives, statistics, grant opportunities, and will work to update the department’s standard practices and procedures to align with current police best practices. The Chief will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Be present and highly visible in the community, be a member of various community organizations, be present at most/all community events.
  • Report to Town Council once a month regarding department performance, initiatives, summonses, statistics, etc.
  • Work with the Town Manager regarding policies, procedures, and best practices, budget creation and capital improvement items, etc.
  • Ensure all department employees are held to the highest standard, working to keep track of training and certifications, scheduling, etc.
  • Deter crime, ensure summonses are being written in an amount that’s commensurate with violations, and address issues that affect the quality of life in Town.
  • All other duties that are commensurate with the position of Chief of Police and all other duties as assigned by the Town Manager or Town Council.

 

Employment Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred. 7 – 10 years of pertinent experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  •  2-5 years of experience as a Chief/Sheriff is highly preferred.
  • Possession of current DCJS Certification, ability to pass required background check(s), possession of valid VA Motor Vehicle License.
  • Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required, as needed.
  • Knowledge of new and emerging technologies within police, administrative, and public sector fields.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds may be required.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain ethical and professional relationships with employees, coworkers, Council, and outside organizations.
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local regulations.


Application Process & Submission Date

Applications can be found at the Town of Warsaw website at www.townofwarsaw.com, or at the Warsaw Town Office located at 78 Belle Ville Lane, Warsaw, Virginia 22572. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

 

Along with your application, please submit a resume with no less than three (3) references. Applications may be submitted to Joseph Quesenberry, Town Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at the Town Office at the above address. Any questions may be directed to the Town Office at (804) 333-3737. The Town is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds.  

 

 


Police Department Office Manager

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to serve the Town of Warsaw Police Department, a position that’s meant to strengthen the department and its relationship within the community. The Office Manager will be responsible for a variety of advanced secretarial duties designed to expedite the recording, processing, and maintenance of departmental communications, reports, administrative details, and related business of the Police Department.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Associate will be ethical, respectful, approachable, trustworthy, apolitical, and committed to service. The Associate will be adaptable to the changing needs of the police department while seeking to enhance the police department’s capability to serve the Town of Warsaw.  The Associate must be able to show patience, humility, and a sense of humor while dealing with coworkers and community members.
  • The Associate will assist the police department in a variety of complex and confidential duties.  At the direction of the Police Chief or Sergeant, the Associate may perform duties including receptionist, customer service, statistical reporting, case/incident reporting, and assisting with social media presence. Knowledge of various Police databases and court procedures recommended.
  • The Associate will assist the police department in a variety of complex and confidential duties.  At the direction of the Police Chief or Sergeant, the Associate may perform duties including receptionist, customer service, statistical reporting, case/incident reporting, and assisting with social media presence. Knowledge of various Police databases and court procedures recommended.
  • The Associate may assist with preparing sensitive documents related to the Police Department, as well as other governmental personnel and agencies.  The Associate may handle and maintain confidential information. The Associate may work in conjunction with the Town Freedom of Information Act officer on police related requests.
  • The Associate will need to greet the public and employees in person, via email, or over the telephone in a positive and customer friendly manner, answers inquiries or routes as appropriate.
  • This position serves at the pleasure of the Police Chief and Town Manager and may be assigned other duties, as needed.

Schedule

This is a full-time non-exempt administrative position with an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance at no cost to the employee, paid time off and holiday pay, and inclusion into the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). Reporting hours Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Some nights and weekends may be required.

Salary

Starting salary range $38,000 to $42,000, commensurate with experience and education.

Qualifications

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Graduation from an accredited high school.
  • Knowledge of computers is required
  •  Organizational skills a must.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds may be required.
  • Must pass a background and credit check.
  •  A brief competency exam will be administered at the final interview.

Application Process & Submission Date

 

Applications can be found at the Town of Warsaw website at www.townofwarsaw.com, or at the Warsaw Town Office located at 78 Belle Ville Lane, Warsaw, Virginia 22572. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Along with your application, please submit a resume with no less than three (3) references. Applications may be submitted to Melissa Coates, Assistant Town Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the Town Office at the above address. Any questions may be directed to the Warsaw Police Department at (804) 333-3737, or the Town Office at (804) 333-3737. The Town is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds.

 


 

Warsaw Police Officer

Description

The Town of Warsaw (population 2,281), located an hour from Richmond in Virginia’s historic Northern Neck Region, is seeking a qualified candidate for the part-time position of Police Officer. Warsaw is a growing community with many large-scale projects on the horizon that will require a dynamic Police Officer that will uphold the laws of both the Town and Commonwealth. The department currently consists of 3 FT and 2 PT employee(s) and serves the Town’s residential, commercial, and industrial areas within a 3 square mile jurisdiction while intermittently providing mutual aid support to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The Town also serves as the home for all Richmond County Public Schools, Rappahannock Community College, a regional Governor’s School, and a private school.

This position will serve under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police. The potential employee will perform a wide array of functions within both the department and the community, ranging from large-scale tasks and community events to daily department functions and operations. This position is part-time with an excellent hourly rate of pay. The Officer may also receive a take-home vehicle, contingent on scheduling.

 

Salary Range: $33.00 - 35.00/Hour (Part-Time)


Employment Requirements

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of previous experience in law enforcement is required.  
  • Possession of DCJS Certification, ability to pass required background check(s), possession of valid VA Motor Vehicle License.
  • Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required, as needed.
  • Knowledge of new and emerging technologies within police, administrative, and public sector fields.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds may be required.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain ethical and professional relationships with coworkers, leadership, and outside organizations.
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local regulations.

 

 

Application Process & Submission Date

Applications can be found at the Town of Warsaw website at www.townofwarsaw.com, or at the Warsaw Town Office located at 78 Belle Ville Lane, Warsaw, Virginia 22572. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Along with your application, please submit a resume with no less than three (3) references. Applications may be submitted to V. Trey Blake, Chief of Police, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at the Town Office at the above address. Any questions may be directed to the Town Office at (804) 333-3737. The Town is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all backgrounds.  


 

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