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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Chief of Police Applications

The City of Cañon City is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police for the Cañon City Police Department.

The City of Cañon City is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police for the Cañon City Police Department.


The Canon City Chief of Police’s primary responsibility is
to provide leadership and direction to the Canon City Police Department. The Chief of Police reports directly to theCity Administrator. The Chief of Police directs and coordinates all Police Department operations and activities.
The Canon City Police Department is comprised of 39sworn officers and 10 civilian employees. The current
budget for the Police Department is $6,028,378.The successful candidate will have proven municipal police
supervisory and executive-level leadership skills, be an excellent communicator, be skilled in best practices in contemporary state of the art policing, have experience in public sector police budgeting and have the ability to workwith a multitude of stakeholders/businesses and foster
positive relationships between different organizations andlocal businesses. Experience in a rural community is desired. The City is also looking for its next Chief of Police
to be one who is willing to commit to Canon City for a significant length of time and the energy and experience tolead a youthful Department forward.


  • Embracing a rural, landmark, historic community
  • Providing mentorship to a young department.
  • Cultivating a strong, effective leadership team within the Department
  • Willing to seek creative ideas and the realities of recent budget challenges
  • Seeking solutions to the challenges of both homeless and drug-related issues
  • Ensuring public confidence in the integrity of the


The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, ten to fifteen years of municipal
police experience, including four years of command levelexperience; or any equivalent combination of education
and experience. Preferred candidates will possess a master’s degree and will have attended the FBI National Academy or similar leadership and command training. The ability to obtain the State of Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training Certification and a Colorado Driver’s License. Experience working in a leadership capacity in arural community is also preferred. Candidates should also
possess an understanding of Community Policing concepts, have a comprehensive understanding of all aspectsof municipal policing and a management style that is inclusive and participatory.


  • Starting Salary: $94,373
  • Midpoint: $111,026
  • Top Pay: $127,679 
  • Job Posting (PDF)
  • KRW Associates, LLC, is assisting the City in this search. To be considered for the position please submit a cover letter, resume (with salary history), and 6 professional references to
  • Questions should be directed to Lorne Kramer or Dr. Gerald Williams, (Jerry) KRW Managing Partners at or (719) 310-8960 and (303) 726-6220.
  • Deadline: August 17, 2020

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