Police Chief

The Town of Newton, New Hampshire (population approx. 4600) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of police chief.  Located along the MA- NH border, this rural community is just minutes from the Seacoast and 40 minutes from Boston.

The Police Department has an authorized strength of 8 full-time officers including the chief, several part-time officers, and a full-time administrative assistant.  The operating budget is approximately $1 million.  The Chief is expected to perform all the usual management and administrative duties of the position but given the size of the community may also have responsibilities as a first responder.  Although its CALEA accreditation has lapsed, the department is currently in the self-assessment phase seeking re-accreditation.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field (master’s preferred), ten years of progressively responsible police experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience to demonstrate success in the position.  Salary range to $100,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. 

Newton is an equal opportunity employer. 

For further information potential candidates are directed to the Municipal Resources, Inc. website at www.mrigov.com/career or to contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x320.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to recruitment@mrigov.com by Wednesday, December 13th, 2023, at 9 AM EDT.


Town of Newton
Close Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Salary range to $100,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications.