Anticipated Job Opening- Chief of Police

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Town of Townsend

Anticipated Job Opening

Chief of Police


TELEPHONE: 302-378-8082

In anticipation of a potential opening, the Town of Townsend, DE is seeking applications for the potential position of Chief of Police. This position is pending Town Council approval. 

The Chief of Police is responsible for development, planning and directing all functions and operations of the Townsend Police Department, once approved by Town Council. The Chief of Police is also responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention of crime and protection of life and property in the Town.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or related field with a minimum of five years of command or supervisory experience in law enforcement equivalent of Lieutenant or above is required. Experience in lieu of a degree may be considered. 

Salary anticipated to be in the range of $65,000 to $80,000 DOQ.

Those interested in the position should send a resume and cover letter as well as a Townsend employment application in confidence to the Town Manager at the address below. We ask that you provide 3 professional references with your submission.  References will not be contacted until the position is approved.  All applications must include proof of completion the required course of study, training, and education course as required by the Delaware Council on Police Training.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, CPM CEM

Town Manager

Town of Townsend

141 Main Street, Po Box 223

Townsend, DE 19734

The Town of Townsend, DE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please find the Townsend General Employment Application here