The Town of Webb has begun a formal search for its next police chief with an advertisement being placed in various outlets, that describes the position and its requirements.
The town said it is is seeking a proven professional to run a department consisting of five full-time officers, and additional part-time officers that are available when needed.
The chief will be responsible to the Town Supervisor, the ad says.
The successful applicant must possess strong communication, leadership, organizational and management skills.
The successful applicant must also possess proven integrity in working with members of both the community and the police department, according to the solicitation.
The Town of Webb is also requiring its police chief to have a strong commitment to “community” and “problem-oriented policing.”
The succesful applicant will have a minimum of five years supervisory experience, preferably with a department larger than the Town of Webb Police Department.
Their span of control will have had to include at least 10 to 15 sworn officers.
Labor management experience and exposure to New York State’s Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is preferred.
Salary range for the position is advertised at $65,000 to $75,000, depending on experience and depth of leadership and management ability.
The town offers a generous benefit package, according to the ad, which also describes the location and character of the Town of Webb.
It states Webb’s population as being 1,900, yet growing to over 20,000 in tourist season.
Webb encompasses the largest land mass of any town in the state.
The ad describes the area as being popular for outdoor recreation, including various water and snow sports. These include hunting, fishing and “some of the best snowmobiling in the Northeast.”
“The town has a top notch school system and features Enchanted Forest Water Park, McCauley Mountain ski area, a world class golf course, great shopping and many boating and outdoor events throughout the year,” states the ad.
Applicants are asked to submit resumes to Webb Supervisor Theodore Riehle.