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Chief of Police
City of Denison, Iowa

The City of Denison, Iowa (population 8,373) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. The current Chief is leaving after serving forty-four (44) years in law enforcement, with the last five (5) as Chief of the Denison Police Department. Denison is the county seat of Crawford County, located adjacent to Highways 141, 59 and 30. Located in West central Iowa, the community enjoys a diverse population, a variety of cultural events and an exceptional school system. Denison is a full-service community with ample dining, retail, recreation, sporting, employment, cultural, educational and entertainment options. For bigger city attractions, Denison is an easy commute to Des Moines, Sioux City and Omaha. This is an exceptional opportunity for the right person. Additional information about the City of Denison and the Denison Police Department is available at

Education Requirements:
Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field is preferred. A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Seven (7) years of experience in police operations, with a successful record of progressively more responsible supervisory experience is preferred. Additional training and/or education may be considered in lieu of years of experience.

Salary and Benefits:
The Chief of Police is an FLSA exempt position.
Salary: Negotiable DOQ
Generous benefit package including: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) contributions, and group health, life, vision and dental insurance.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and meet the licensing standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy ILEA | Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. The successful candidate must pass a physical examination, psychological examination, and drug screen.

The City prefers that the successful candidate live within the city limits within six months of hire. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary history by 4:00 p.m., January 7, 2022 to:

Jeff Cayler
Cayler Consulting, LLC
(712) 830-3794

It is the policy of the City of Denison to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.