Help Wanted: 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 application materials contact us or download PDF

The City of Arlington

204 Shamrock Dr.

Arlington, MN 55307

PHONE: 507-964-2378


Review of application materials will begin April 10, 2020 and will continue until position is filled. 

Interview date:  Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 


The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.