Washington Seeking Police Chief


The City of Washington, Iowa (population 7,266) is seeking an experienced and consultative leader as its next Police Chief. The current Chief is retiring after 34 years of service to the community. The department has eleven full-time sworn officers including Chief and one administrative assistant, with an annual operating budget of approximately $1.3 million. AA or BA degree in related field and 4-8 years' law enforcement supervisory experience preferred but not required. Salary range for the position is $75,000 to $85,000, depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits. Please submit application materials (including but not limited to cover letter, resume & 5 professional references) to: chiefsearch@washingtoniowa.gov no later than 5 PM on March 12, 2019. EOE.

Preliminary Schedule for Hiring:

  • March 12: Application Deadline
  • April 1: Interviews
  • April 9: Council Considers Confirmation of Hire
  • By May 28: Proposed Start Date

Washington Police Chief Position Profile 2-6-19.pdf