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Police Chief/Director of Public Safety

City of Plymouth

c/o GovHR USA


Contact Information


City of Plymouth
Attn: c/o GovHR USA

Plymouth, WI 53073


  • 847-380-3240

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/07/22


  • Starting Salary Range: $100,000 - $110,000 +/- DOQ

    The City offers an exceptional benefit package.


  • 16


  • 8,540

Position Details

Police Chief/Director of Public Safety – Plymouth, WI (pop. 8,540).

Located one hour north of Milwaukee and equally close to Green Bay, Plymouth is a picturesque community with a historic downtown. Plymouth, established in 1877, is surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor activities. The City maintains its small-town appeal and high quality of life with balancing growth and progress. The area has been recognized for its livability and family-friendliness.

At 5.5 square miles, Plymouth is adjacent to WI Highway 57, and a short distance from I – 43. The City is a mix of residential, retail, and recreational uses, and hosts a number of community events with regional appeal.

Plymouth is a full-service municipality including police, fire, public works, utilities (including water, wastewater, storm water and electricity), library, and administrative services. The Police department has 18.5 FTEs: 16 sworn officers and 2.5 civilian positions, including a K9 unit. Patrol officers are unionized positions. The Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and EMS, with approximately 35 paid-on-call personnel. In close concert with the City’s full-time Fire Chief, the Police Chief/Director of Public Safety also administratively oversees the City’s Fire Department.

The Police Chief/Director of Public Safety manages combined police and fire budgets of approximately $2.4 million. In 2021, the Police Department responded to approximately 6,500 calls for service. Emergency dispatch services are provided by Sheboygan County.

The City is seeking an adaptable law enforcement professional with an ability to provide a contemporary approach to policing. The ideal candidate will have an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be adept at combining a hands-on management style with strong leadership, and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Be an exceptional communicator. 
  • Be able to thoughtfully represent the interests of the department and the City, with a high level of community engagement.

Candidates should also have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, as outlined below:

  • At least ten (10) years of service in law enforcement, including five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory and/or management experience in a full-time, paid police department. 
  • B.A. in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or related field is preferred. 
  • Education, such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, or Southern Police Institute, is ideal. 
  • Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or eligibility for such certification.

The Police Chief is appointed by the City’s Police and Fire Commission.

Candidates should apply by November 7, 2022 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five (5) work-related references to:

Attention: Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President


630 Dundee Road, #225

Northbrook, IL 60062

Tel: 847-380-3240

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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