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 City of Cambridge, MD


The City of Cambridge, MD is seeking an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of professional law enforcement experience, including leadership and management, a customer-service orientation, familiarity with municipal law enforcement, a commitment to community policing, understanding of modern police practices including technology, strong collaboration with other local law enforcement agencies, and respect and support for members of the Police department.

The City of Cambridge is a full-service city located in the Choptank River in Dorchester County Maryland. The population of is approx. 12,500. Cambridge is home to an historic downtown Main Street area, a Hyatt resort, waterfront park and Marina, and annual Iron Man events. Dorchester County features the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument, and extensive outdoor sports activities.  Cambridge is a city that values diversity and expects its Police Chief to serve as a community leader.  In 2015, the Council implemented a Charter Resolution establishing the Council/Manager form of government.  The City of Cambridge has 125 full-time permanent employees, and offers a full range of municipal services. The 2018 City Budget totals $20 million. The City of Cambridge’s Police Department is made up of 48 sworn officers and 5 non-sworn employees with a budget of $4.8 million.  Cambridge’s Police Programs include:  Administration – including Community Policing, Patrol, and Special Operations – including criminal and narcotics investigation.  The Police Chief reports directly to the City Manager is considered part of the City management team.   

The Chief assumes overall responsibility for the planning, develop­ment and direction of all programs, exercising a wide latitude of independent judgment and discretion within general policy guidelines.  The Chief has particular responsibility for police-community relations and for collaboration with other law enforcement agencies.  This position is Non-Classified, Exempt position reporting to the City Manager. Candidates must possess:

  • At least seven years of police experience, five of which must be equivalent to Lieutenant or a higher level and demonstrated advance supervisory experience. 
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Police Administration, Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or a related field is required. A Master Degree in the fore mentioned fields is preferred.  Graduation from the FBI National Academy satisfies the educational requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern police administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of the standards by which the quality of police operations is evaluated and of the use of police statistics and their application to police administration and future planning.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relation­ships with police officers in a manner encouraging optimum perfor­mance and high morale.
  • Ability to prepare and effectively present oral or written re­ports on Departmental activities, budget requirements, and other regular and special reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relation­ships with Federal, State, and local authorities, civic leaders, and the general public.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license in the State of Maryland, or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

The hiring salary range is $53,064 – $98,382.  Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

 Sandra Tripp-Jones

City Manager

410 Academy Street

Cambridge, MD 21613

 or via email to:

Applications will be accepted until January 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for January 29 or 30, 2018 for selected semi-finalists.



Search for the Chief of Police



The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), the state’s only public health, law, and human services university, seeks a Chief of Police to provide leadership, administrative direction, and strategic planning for the UMB Department of Public Safety. This is an important opportunity for an experienced professional to have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the Department, and the safety and well-being of the university community and its members.

Enrolling students in six nationally ranked professional schools—medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and social work—and an interdisciplinary graduate school, UMB confers over 50% of professional practice doctoral degrees awarded in the state of Maryland. The institution also boasts a leading academic health center that combines cutting-edge biomedical research and exceptional clinical care. The university’s students, faculty, and staff contribute two million hours of service annually, providing programming that improves Marylanders’ health and wellness, advances justice, promotes economic development, and strengthens families and communities.

Reporting directly to the Chief Business and Finance Officer and Vice President, this is a visible and vital opportunity for a skilled communicator and proven leader, well-versed in best policing practices and the needs of a large, complex urban educational institution. The University seeks candidates with outstanding leadership skills to join a cutting edge community of professional faculty, staff, and students. The Chief of Police must be deeply committed UMB’s public mission and its core values of accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, knowledge, and leadership. As a strategic thinker with a demonstrated collaborative, communicative style, the Chief of Police will develop a vision and lead the Department of Public Safety and the UMB community in pursuing safety and security.

The Chief of Police will be charged with providing exemplary public safety services to all components of UMB’s diverse community; supporting and professionally developing a high caliber public safety team; reviewing and assessing the Department’s policies, procedures, operations, and organizational structure to ensure efficiency and effectiveness;  creating a culture of respect, fairness, and stability while strengthening the sense of community and inclusion within the Department of Public Safety; establishing connections and relationships with external groups, including collaborative working relations with the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore City Police Department; serving as incident commander for all appropriate campus emergencies; and working together with university leadership to communicate with various media outlets.

UMB is assisted in this search by Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm.


 All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to:

Daniel Rodas, Vice President
Liz Vago. Managing Associate
Gregg Glover, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.