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The following opportunities are available in the Town of Dighton. Please submit a résumé, a letter of interest, and Employment Application (PDF) by email. You may also submit an optional Equal Employment Opportunity Voluntary Self-Identification Form (PDF), if you so choose. You may also submit a Volunteer Application Online.
Chief of Police
The Town of Dighton is seeking a community-oriented, experienced professional to serve as its new Chief of Police.
Dighton is geographic center of Bristol County, Massachusetts and a rural economic center with a mixture of rural, suburban and industrial settings. This quintessential community has an approximate population of 8,100 residents, with approximately 2,500 households, farms, open fields, scenic hiking trails, and offers excellent schools and recreational activities.
The town is Administered by an Open Town Meeting, three-member Board of Selectmen, and Town Administrator form of Government.
The Police Chief is appointed by the Board of Selectmen and works under the policy direction of the Town Administrator and the Board of Selectmen. The Police Chief shall have the responsibility for the administration and operation of the Dighton Police Department. The Chief will plan and direct the internal and external activities of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws, regulations, and Town By-laws. The Chief will also establish realistic strategic planning goals, provide motivational leadership and direction to department staff. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of professionalism, integrity, transparency, cross cultural competency, and community engagement.
As a Town leader, the Police Chief will embody the core value of community policing. The Chief will engage in public events and outreach initiatives and respond to all inquiries, complaints, and grievances in a timely and professional manner. The Chief will be responsible for establishing and maintaining effective and productive working relationships with appointed and elected officials, Department Heads, Federal, State and Local Agencies, Community Stakeholders, Businesses and Dighton Residents.
The Dighton Police Department is a full-service agency consisting of fifteen (15) Full-Time Officers, an Animal Control Officer, an in-house communications center consisting of four dispatch professionals, and a part-time harbormaster program. The department has a very low employee turnover rate and a FY24 total operating budget of approximately $2,300,000.
- Education: Attained or currently enrolled in attaining Associate Degree in Criminal Justice; Law Enforcement Public Administration or related field, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Graduates of major policing executive development programs including FBI National Academy, Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police or Police Executive Leadership Institute are encouraged to apply.
- Experience: A minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience with a minimum rank of Sergeant.
- Leadership: The ability to motivate department members to achieve community and department goals. To influence, inspire and help Officers become their best selves, building their skills and achieving goals along the way. Possess the skills to build trust within the Department and Community.
- Candidates must be active in the law enforcement field and hold a minimum rank of Sergeant to apply.
- Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
- Must have a valid Massachusetts Firearms License or the ability to obtain one upon hire.
- Applicants must be a graduate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) Basic Recruit Officer Academy (or eligible for a Permanent Exemption by the MPTC) and must satisfy all requirements set forth by the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission for certification as a Police Officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
SALARY: Salary range $120,000 - $145,000 commensurate with qualifications.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter addressed to the Dighton Board of Selectmen and résumé, as a single PDF file, via email to Dighton Human Resources Coordinator Karin Brady at email@example.com. Cover letters and resumes must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024.
The Town of Dighton is an equal opportunity employer, Women and Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Snow Removal Services for the 2023/2024 Season
The Dighton Highway Department is seeking snow removal services from owner/operators of snow removal equipment for the upcoming snow and ice season, beginning the first of November, ending the third week of April. Contractors who are awarded a contract to provide snow removal services are bound by the terms and conditions of the Snow Plowing Contract and must be available to provide services within the specified time period and within the stated call time. Contractor will be assigned to a route within the Town of Dighton for the timeframe specified in the Snow Plowing Contract. Assignments are subject to change at the discretion of the Highway Superintendent or designated agent. For more information, please see the FY23-24 Snow Plowing Contract or call the Highway Superintendent, Tom Ferry, at 774-218-5339