Job Posting: Police Chief



The City of Arlington, Minnesota (Population 2,233), a progressive community, centrally located between the Twin Cities, Mankato and Hutchinson is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Chief.  The Police Chief is responsible for a department of two full-time officers and an administrative coordinator.  The selected candidate should possess strong leadership attributes including good people and communication skills, integrity, and management experience with a proven track record of creating a community oriented police department.


Minimum Qualifications:  The Police Chief shall be licensed by the P.O.S.T. or be eligible to be licensed, with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree in law enforcement; five years progressive law enforcement experience.  Preferred:  Two (2) years of supervisory or management experience in law enforcement or in a related field; Spanish speaking ability; Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Must be certified in CPR and trained in first aid (may receive within 60 days of employment).  Ability to pass a thorough background investigation, psychological evaluation, and physical examination (including drug testing) is required.  Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class “D” driver’s license.  Salary Range:  $68,000-$78,500.  For the required application, supplemental questions and job description: see below or contact Arlington City Offices, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN 55307 – (507) 964-2378. 

Review of materials will begin July 12, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.  Interview date:  Wednesday, July 26th.  The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Police Chief Job Description

Job Application

Police Chief Supplemental Questionnaire

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