Chief of Police

Date Posted:

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 8:00 AM


Police Department


$68,182 - $125,382 Annually


Monday, June 3, 2024 at 4:30 PM

Position Objectives:

The Town of Boonsboro (population 3,789) will be accepting résumés and cover letters through Monday, June 3, 2024 for a the position of Chief of Police for the Boonsboro Police Department.

Applicants must be able to successfully pass a psychological assessment and complete physical agility testing, drug screening and a comprehensive background investigation which includes a truth analysis test.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chief of Police oversees and directs all activities of the Police Department. The Chief is appointed by the Mayor and affirmed by the Town Council. The Chief takes part in the design, management, and evaluation of all law enforcement activities.
The Chief works directly with the Mayor and Town Council.

  • Directs all activities of the Police Department
  • Ensure the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and standards for the Department
  • Strategically plans the use of resources, coordinating activities, and ensuring high quality service plans, organizes, and reviews all the Department staff
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of projects and programs to maximize Police Services in coordination with the Mayor, Town Council, Town Manager, other Town departments, and public and private organizations
  • Other tasks include directing investigation of major crimes in coordination with other agencies, as well as providing assistance to the Town Attorney and District Attorney in case preparation.
  • Preparation of the Department's Fiscal Year Budget
  • Oversees the maintenance of Departmental files
  • Investigate and resolve personnel problems within Department and charges of misconduct against staff
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Mayor

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be US Citizens, at least 21 years of age, be a high school graduate/GED, and have a valid Maryland driver’s license
  • Chief of Police is required to work on an on-call basis
  • Chief of Police is required to obtain a MPCTC 1st Line Administrator Certification within one year of appointment
  • Chief of Police is a working Chief, handling calls for service, and could be subjected to life-threatening situations on a routine basis

Desirable Training and Experience:

  • Must be of the highest integrity, committed to public service, good leadership skills, ability to supervise
  • Required availability to be call out for emergency situations
  • Knowledge of personnel management practices
  • Knowledge of Maryland State criminal, civil and traffic laws
  • Knowledge of agency policies, rules and regulations concerning Police duties
  • Knowledge of law enforcement practices and methodologies
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others
  • Ability to care for and use firearms, Department vehicles, and other equipment assigned
  • Ability to prepare concise and accurate reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with employees, volunteers, supervisors, volunteer and civic organizations and the general public


  • Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, all Washington County Holidays, and Town paid Pension Plan.

More Information:

*Résumé, cover letter, salary requirement, and five (5) professional references should be mailed or hand delivered to Town Hall, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM*

Town of Boonsboro
Attn: Mayor Long
Police Chief
21 North Main Street
Boonsboro, MD 21713