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City of Apache Junction, Arizona
  • Position Number: 2565802
  • Location: Apache Junction, AZ
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police
City of Apache Junction, Arizona

Chief of Police
Annual salary range: $110,000 to $145,000

The City provides an attractive benefit package.
Application deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021.

The City of Apache Junction is a desert community located 35 miles directly east of Phoenix on Highway 60 (the Superstition Freeway).

Incorporated in 1978, the City currently encompasses approximately 36.5 square miles with a population of approximately 40,000 with over 30,000 seasonal residents calling the area home between October and May. The market area for Apache Junction, extending from Mesa to the west past Gold Canyon to the east, includes a year-round population of over 80,000 residents.

This outstanding career opportunity will replace the current chief who will retire in January of 2022 after almost 8 years as Chief of Police. Appointed by the city management and reporting to the office of the City Manager the Police Chief is responsible for the overall supervision, planning, organizing and direction of police services including patrol, traffic control and enforcement, accident investigation, crime prevention and investigation, community education, court security, and emergency services. This position supervises the Administrative Assistants, Commander Administrative Support Services, Commander Patrol Division, Commander Criminal Investigation Division and Police – Media – Community Relations Liaison Corporal Police, and all other areas of the City's public safety environment.

Minimum Qualifications:Graduation from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Criminology, or closely related field, and eight (8) years permanent full-time paid command experience of one (1) or more major law enforcement divisions.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, list of six work-related references, and resume to:

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of Apache Junction website:

City of Apache Junction is an equal opportunity employer.

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