Newport City Police Department Chief of Police Police Chief Position Newport City, the crown jewel of the Northeast Kingdom, seeks a Chief of Police. The City operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager and is responsible for directing a full-service police department. The Newport City Police Department provides around-the-clock coverage with 10 full-time certified law enforcement officers and has an annual operating budget of $ .9 million. Qualifications & Requirements A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice preferred, Police Administration, or related field with course work in Management Practices, budgeting and labor relations. Applicants must be or become certified by the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. The ideal candidate would have at least 10 years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement and crime prevention, or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skill and abilities. This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Chief J. Paul Duquette, City of Newport, 222 Main St., Newport City, VT 05855. Any questions can be directed to Chief Duquette at 802-334-6733. Applications accepted until 15 March 2012. The applicant must be able to start by July 16, 2012.