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Chief of Police

City of Monona

c/o GovHR USA


Contact Information


City of Monona
Attn: c/o GovHR USA

Monona, WI 53716


  • 847-380-3240

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/22/21


  • The annual salary for this position is $95,000 - $115,000 depending upon qualifications.

    The City of Monona also offers an attractive benefits package.


  • 21


  • 8,000 approx

Position Details



The City of Monona, Wisconsin, resident population of approximately 8,000, seeks experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as this community’s next Chief of Police.

Monona is a dynamic, progressive community, with beautiful neighborhoods and vibrant commercial districts. The City is home to excellent schools, and over 350 acres of beautiful parks.

The City of Monona is an established lakefront community in the greater Madison, Wisconsin metro area, and is a highly desirable community in which to live and work. Monona is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Madison, with exceptional views of the State Capitol and Lake Monona, with proximity to U.S. 12/18 and Hwy 51.

In addition to the Chief of Police, the Monona Police Department is staffed by 21 authorized sworn police officers, 5 full time Dispatchers, and 2 part-time Dispatchers.  Police Officers are represented by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA). E-911 service is provided by the Dane County Dispatch.

The City of Monona is seeking an experienced, innovative, collaborative police leader with demonstrated managerial, interpersonal and customer service skills.  Successful candidates must have an outgoing personality and be approachable to residents, and business and governmental leaders. The Chief of Police must be available to all Police Department staff and City employees.  The next Chief must be experienced in addressing internal organizational issues present in most police agencies; demonstrating an ability to address problems in a positive, timely and fair manner. The Chief of Police must possess well-developed writing and public speaking skills and the utmost integrity.


  • Successful candidates will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Preference will be given to a field of study related to law, police science, criminology, public administration, business administration, or management.
  • Command education/leadership training such as: the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College or similar programs is highly desirable.
  • Preferred experience equivalent to a minimum of ten years of law enforcement or related service, including at least five years of which has been at a supervisory/management level.
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the necessary skills set may be considered.
  • Certification or the ability to meet certification requirements established for police officers under Section 165 85(4) Wisconsin Statutes is required.
  • Additionally, the successful candidate must possess or be able to obtain a valid Wisconsin motor vehicle operator license. 

The City is open to candidates in communities from all geographic areas that are culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse, though a knowledge of Monona and Wisconsin is desired.  Ideally, the selected candidate will have experience in a similar sized community.

Interested professionals should submit a completed city job application, resume, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by February 22, 2021 to consultants Joe De Lopez and Lee McCann at:

Electronic submissions are required.

Telephone Inquiries:



Monona values diversity.  We seek an inclusive workforce of innovative, creative, hard-working employees.  People of color, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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