Police Chief - Washougal, WA

July 11, 2019


Police Chief


For this key position, the City of Washougal seeks a skilled leader with excellent oral and written communication skills who is comfortable speaking to various groups, elected officials, neighborhood/ community groups, and the media. The candidate must be familiar with the operational and policy issues associated with a medium-size law enforcement agency. Experience working in the Northwest or similar labor climate is preferred.

The Washougal Police Department has an excellent relationship with the local community. The successful candidate must actively maintain and further develop these positive relationships, have a can-do attitude, an appropriate sense of humor, and be approachable.

The ideal candidate will have experience and demonstrated success in the following areas:

  • Contemporary policing and staffing methods in a high-performing department
  • Providing high-level management to the Department
  • Providing regular, inclusive communication to all Police Department members
  • Showing support for all employees including command staff, uniformed staff, non-commissioned staff, local bargaining unit leadership, and members of other city departments
  • Team building and staff development, particularly with the commander and supervisors
  • Hands-on leadership, integrity, and accountability
  • Commitment to innovative policing practices
  • Building a functional and cohesive team with measurable outcomes that align with Washougal's values
  • Ability to make timely and informed decisions
  • Skill in delegating assignments and maintaining accountability across the organization


Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
August 10, 2019

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