Chief Marshal (Police Chief) - Town of Telluride, Colorado

Tucked in a beautiful, box canyon surrounded by breathtaking rugged peaks and waterfalls, Telluride is a world-class, all-season resort town. Originally founded as a mining camp in the 1870s, Telluride reinvented itself in the 1970s as a skiing destination. Today, Telluride (pop. 2,444) is known for its superb skiing, authentic mountain character, and unpretentious attitude, as well as for its cultural events, fine dining, and unmatched, signature festival schedule. In Colorado’s dramatic San Juan Mountains in a remote area of Southwest Colorado, Telluride (elevation 8,750 feet) has a “daytime” population closer to 7,000, swelling to 20,000-plus during ski and festival seasons.

The Chief Marshal is an at-will position reporting to the Town Manager. The FY 2019 departmental budget is $1.9 million, supporting approximately 15 FTEs – about ten sworn officers, three code enforcement officers, and two administrative positions.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus a minimum of eight years of law enforcement experience, including five years in a supervisory role, are required. A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred. P.O.S.T. certification and a valid Colorado Driver License with a clean driving history are required. Must successfully pass a comprehensive background check. Residency within reasonable proximity to Telluride is expected.

Annual salary range is $100,000 to $125,000 DOQE. Housing and relocation assistance are subject to negotiation.

Filing Deadline is August 16, 2019. Contact Andrew Gorgey.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.