The City of Walker is seeking candidates for the position of full-time Police Chief. Walker is located on Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota, and has a population of 980 full-time residents. Walker is a tourist destination in all seasons, with great fishing, hunting, walking/biking/snowmobile trails, community events and live music, and a multitude of downtown shops and restaurants. We are looking for someone who would engage in community policing, and build good relationships with residents, business owners, tourists, city staff, and the school district. The Walker Police Department has one full-time Chief of Police, two full-time Patrol Officers, and a few part-time Patrol Officers. Applicant must have an Associate’s degree in law enforcement or closely related field, be POST licensed, and have three to five years of full-time work experience as a licensed police officer with some supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership abilities. The salary is $75,400.00, with an additional 3% increase after a successful six-month probationary period. Wage increases and benefits are set every year by the City Council. Applicants must pass a background check, physical exam, and psychological exam. Applications must be obtained and submitted to the City Administrator at Walker City Hall, 205 Minnesota Avenue West, Walker, MN 56484, by mail at PO Box 207, Walker, MN 56484, online at www.ci.walker.mn.us, or by email at email@example.com and are due by Wednesday, August 31st, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. The official job description can also be obtained by through the above information. The City of Walker is an equal opportunity employer.
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