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Town of Nederland Seeks Police Chief / Town Marshal

The Town of Nederland is seeking applicants for the position of Police Chief (Town Marshal). This position performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, and public safety duties to manage and support the operations of the Town Police Department. Responsibilities include budgeting, planning, organizing, and overseeing others to ensure effective and efficient operations, as well as routine and complex public safety work. The Police Chief/Town Marshal is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package, starting between $70,000 and $80,000 per year.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, community-oriented law enforcement professional to build relationships and make a significant impact in a small mountain town (pop. 1,337). With a staff of 5 – 7 dedicated employees, the Nederland Police Department is widely recognized by our residents as a valued and respected pillar of the community. At 8,240 feet, the Town serves as a gateway to the Rocky Mountains offering easy access to hiking, fishing, skiing, and a busy downtown district. Residence in the Peak-to-Peak area strongly preferred.

Requirements include (a combination of equivalent education, training, or experience will be considered):

  • Ten years of law enforcement police experience
  • Two years’ supervisory experience within a law enforcement-related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree in police science, criminology, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field

To review the full job description and benefits package, click here.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Christy Ruehman at christyr@nederlandco.org by Monday, November 8 at 9 am. Applications can also be mailed to or dropped off at PO BOX 396, 45 W 1st Street, Nederland, CO 80466.