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Municipality of Norristown

Position Title: CHIEF OF POLICE
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Eligibility List ONLY

Hiring Agency

Agency: Municipality of Norristown
Address: 235 E Airy St
City: Norristown
State: PA    Zipcode: 19401
Contact: Darlene Norwood
Phone: 6102728080
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Municipality of Norristown
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

The Municipality of Norristown, an urban community with a diverse population of approximately 35,000, is seeking a Chief of Police to lead a department of 69 police officers. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in modern police operational and administrative practices, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to create and implement a strategy of community policing and crime reduction. The Chief will be expected to advance the legitimacy and perception of the police by advocating actions that are supported by the community. The Chief of Police is also expected to maintain a visible presence within neighborhood and business districts.
The ability to work cooperatively with local and county elected officials, municipal administration, citizens and civic leaders is required. Candidates must have served at least 15 years as a certified police officer, and possess a minimum of 7 years of recent administrative and supervisory experience as a lieutenant or higher level within a similar or larger-sized department that serves an urban community. Starting Salary $140,000 annually.

To apply, send a letter of interest and complete resume to:

Municipality of Norristown
Human Resources
1700 Markley Street, Suite 104
Norristown, PA 19401
Email: HR

First review of resumes will be Monday, June 21, 2021. Envelopes should be marked “Police Chief Application.” Norristown is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a record of continuing career education and development that includes graduation from the FBI National Academy or similar executive level law enforcement training are preferred. A combination of education, training, and experience that closely meets the needs of the Municipality will be considered.
The candidate must be currently certified under Pennsylvania Act 120 (53 Pa. C.S.A. § 2161), or be eligible to receive certification within 90 days of employment.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/09/2021

Application Period Ends: 06/21/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $140,000.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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