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Police Chief

City of Milton

c/o GovHR USA


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City of Milton
Attn: c/o GovHR USA

Milton, WI 53563


  • 847-380-3240

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 05/30/23


  • The starting salary range is $100,000 - $105,000 +/- DOQ.

    The City offers a competitive benefit package.


  • 12


  • 5,716

Position Details

Police Chief – Milton, Wisconsin (pop. 5,716) is strategically located in Rock County along WI Highways 26 and 59, and only five miles from Interstates 39/90. Milton is near Janesville, Beloit, and Madison; Milwaukee is an hour away, and Chicago is a two-hour drive. Milton combines the convenience and amenities of the greater Madison area with the independence and friendliness of a small town. Population growth and development, combined with an enviable lifestyle amid beautiful settings and outdoor recreation options, make Milton an exciting professional and personal choice.

The City seeks skilled public safety professionals as candidates for its next Police Chief.

At 4.5 square miles, Milton is a mix of residential, retail, commercial and recreational uses. Campgrounds, lakes, and beautiful farmland surround this attractive city. Milton offers a balance of business, shopping, and family recreation that contribute to an excellent quality of life. The City is a full-service municipality.

The State-accredited police department has 12 sworn officers, including the Chief, Deputy Chief, and one Sergeant, two part-time officers and two civilian positions. One sworn position was added in FY 2023. The Chief manages a budget of approximately $1.5 million. The Department responded to 118 Part 1 Crimes in 2021, the largest number of which were thefts. Dispatch services are provided by Rock 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 strategic thinking and an exceptional communicator; and
  • 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:

  • Seven – 10 years of service in law enforcement, including three – five years of supervisory and/or administrative experience in a full-time, paid police department.
  • B.A. in police science, criminal justice, law enforcement, public administration, or related field; a master's degree is preferred.
  • Leadership training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute For Police, Leadership In Police Organizations, or similar programs is required.
  • Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board or eligibility for such certification.
  • The successful applicant must establish residency within a 20-minute response time to the City limits.

The Chief is appointed by the City 's Police Commission.

Candidates should apply by May 30, 2023 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Joseph De Lopez, Lee Szymborski, and Marc Hornstein at:


Tel: 847-380-3240

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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