Town Administrator

Rebecca Torres

Weekly Reports


The Town of Shutesbury, Massachusetts  (population 1,800) located in scenic Franklin County between Amherst and Orange with an annual $6.5M budget, is seeking an experienced leader to serve as Police Chief.  The Police Chief is appointed by Selectboard, reports directly to that board and works within town-approved policies and practices. The Chief’s position is a strong chief who is a working chief, patrolling, responding to calls, and fulfilling the administrative duties of the position. The Police Department is housed in Town Hall and Town Hall is open to the public Monday – Friday. Applicants must be a graduate of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Program for full-time officers, have a minimum of three years full-time experience in police work, and a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or a related field or five years full-time experience and an associates degree. Prior supervisory experience or leadership qualities are essential. The successful candidate must reside, or relocate within nine months of hire, to within a 35 minute drive of the Town Hall, time determined by an objective third party (such as Google maps). Applicants should have demonstrated skills in communications, management, budgeting, general knowledge of town government operations and Massachusetts laws, and the ability to work with diverse groups of Town officials and residents.  Salary range is competitive, plus excellent benefits.  A complete job description is available at POLICECHIEF-JOB DESCRIPTION.  Email cover letter and resume by noon on May 11, 2018 to  The Town is an EOE.