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Chief of Police – The Borough of Narberth

Description of the position:

The Borough of Narberth is conducting a search to fill the position of Chief of Police. Narberth is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia and is surrounded by Lower Merion Township. The Borough is one of many neighborhoods located on the historic Philadelphia Main Line. The Chief of Police is responsible for supervising all police personnel, and plans, schedules, coordinates, and directs their activity while providing for the protection of lives and property, prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances within the Borough’s boundaries.

Narberth has an estimated population of approximately 4,305 residents (2017) and includes a total area of .5 square miles. The Police Department employs 4 full time officers and is currently recruiting.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position include:

Knowledge regarding law enforcement agency management, community policing strategies and initiatives, budgets, grant preparation, planning, hiring, policy development, information technology and leadership. Command level municipal police experience is a plus.

 

Requirements for this position include:

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least ten years of policing experience which includes a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in law enforcement; and current Pennsylvania Act 120 certification.

A Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration or related field; successful completion of advanced training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or equivalent is a plus.

A comprehensive medical examination, psychological examination and extensive background investigation will be required prior to appointment. The salary range for the position is between $105,000 and $118,000, depending on experience and qualifications. The Chief of Police position also includes a generous benefits package. The successful applicant must be a United States Citizen and must live within 7 miles of the Borough of Narberth within 6 months of employment.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume that includes positions held, education, experience, history of policing responsibilities and accomplishments. Resume and cover letter should be marked “Narberth Borough Police Chief Search.”

Resume must be received by January 22, 2018.

Send via email to: pachiefsconsulting@pachiefs.org

Via USPS to:     Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

Consulting Division

3905 North Front Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

 

The Borough of Narberth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, religion, disability, genetic history or information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

NARBERTH BOROUGH POLICE OFFICER

The Narberth Borough Civil Service Commission announces that a written examination for the position of Police Officer will be held at the Narberth Borough Municipal Building, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072 on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM. All applicants must report to the testing room by 9:00 AM on the day of the examination.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 21 years of age or older before the deadline for application
  • Establish permanent residence within a fifteen (15) mile radius of the Narberth Borough Municipal Building within one (1) year following permanent appointment
  • Degree from a college or university
  • PA Municipal Police Officer Training Program Graduate (Act 120) or be eligible for Act 120 certification
  • Valid driver’s license
  • US Citizenship
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a police officer and pass pre-employment evaluations.

SALARY SCALE

Probationary Officer base annual wage of $67,909 with a mid-year raise to $69,267 according to current Labor Agreement. Annual promotional opportunities are available. Class A Officers (3 years’ experience) base salary as of July 1, 2018 is $92,353.

APPLICATION

Applications can be obtained:

  • at the Narberth Borough Office, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA, weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4 PM
  • via this (link)

Completed applications must be submitted to the Narberth Borough Office (including a $50.00 non-refundable application fee) by 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday March 7, 2018. Tests will be given only to candidates who submit complete applications. Contact the Narberth Borough Office 610-664-2840 with any questions.

The Borough of Narberth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, political affiliation, religion, disability, genetic history or information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Civil Service Commission

Borough of Narberth

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania