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Queen Creek begins recruitment process for first police chief

PHOENIX – Queen Creek has begun to process of looking for the community’s first police chief.

The town voted to form its own police force on March 18. The decision was made following a Law Enforcement study and community input.

“We’re looking for a well-rounded executive with experience in delivering on modern policing strategies,” Town Manager John Kross said in a video released by the town.

The chief will help identify staff and establish operations for the police department.

Currently, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is the town’s sole law enforcement provider. Queen Creek is working closely with MCSO to ensure a smooth transition during this time.

It’s estimated the transition will take approximately 18 months.

The department’s staff will include 59 full-time employees, and the chief will report to the town manager.

A full list of requirements for the position can be found online.

The application is open through May 31 at 5 p.m. First round interviews will take place the week of June 8 with the second round taking place the following week.

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