Independent high plains community, pop. 88,000, seat of agricultural Weld County in thriving northern Colorado, seeks a Police Chief with record of consistent leadership and community-building. Full-service, growing, multi-cultural community and home of University of Northern Colorado.  Department has $19M budget, total 243 employees, 134 sworn, including joint communications and records. New Police HQ approved by voters for construction 2006-2007. Former Chief retired after career in GPD. Appointed by City Manager, salary competitive, DOQ, plus excellent benefits.  Degree in management, criminal justice or related field, 10 years command or equivalent combination of education and experience. Positive leadership and team-building, experience with staffing and service planning in a growth environment, modern analytical and community-oriented policing methods, gang interdiction, juvenile justice and interagency collaboration.  Strong communications skills, engaged with employees and residents. Send only resume, cover letter and salary history to Tom Dority, The Mercer Group, Inc., 4520 W. 14th Street Drive, Greeley, CO 80634-3147, tomdority@comcast.net , by October 28, 2005. EOE   


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