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The Town of Nederland, Colorado operating under a Board of Trustees / Town Administrator form of government, is seeking a Police Marshal who is visionary and has a demonstrated history of innovative leadership and collaboration. The Nederland Police Department has a reputation as a highly responsive department that is responsible for serving the citizens and visitors of the Rocky Mountains.
The Community: Nederland is located 15 miles up Boulder Canyon from Boulder, Colorado and is the gateway to the Continental Divide recreational area. Nederland sits along the Peak to Peak Highway, between the gaming centers of Blackhawk, Co and the Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes, Colorado.
Rich in history, Nederland has a historic downtown commercial district with structures dating back to the late 1800’s. Nederland is home to a history of gold mining, classic rock and roll and winter and summer festivals and events. Nederland has a population of approx. 1500 citizens and encompasses approx. 1.5 square miles.

Position description and responsibilities:
Reporting to the Town Administrator, the Police Marshal is responsible for planning, budgeting, directing, implementing, hiring and evaluating the activities of the Police Department. The Police Marshal will be responsible for leading a Department in a community that expects high levels of service and engagement. The Department has a $566,000.00 Budget, 5 sworn personnel, and 1 support personnel. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader who will work well with the Town Administrator’s Team, community members, and surrounding law enforcement agencies, and will be experienced and confident in managing all areas of a full-service police department. The Marshal is expected to be an engaged Marshal both internally and externally, trusting his staff to manage incidents but engaged with his/her officers, fellow department heads, citizens, and partners in multiple jurisdictional agreements.

The successful candidate is:
Able to function in the role of a “working Marshal” (e.g.: respond to calls for service, investigate crimes, make arrests, conduct traffic stops, foot and vehicle patrols, testify in Court, participate in the “On-Call/Call-Out” rotation, etc.)
Living within 15 minutes of Town limits.
Able to cultivate a strong, effective leadership team within the Department, to include succession planning;

Able to manage budgets, policy and procedures and current personnel management trends;

Proactive in developing and supporting staff to achieve excellence through increased training, responsibility, productivity, morale, and retention;

Skilled in developing trust among members of the community and the police department while leveraging opportunities for collaborative problem solving and partnerships;

An outstanding communicator who speaks clearly, assertively, and transparently with internal and external stakeholders;

An innovative partner with other Town Departments and Community Leaders;

Able to engage and collaborate with surrounding law enforcement agencies;

Experienced across functional areas; patrol, support services, investigations, and other specialized units;

Knowledgeable regarding the use of technology, data driven approaches to predict and prevent crime, and community oriented policing;

Engaged, accessible and visible within and across departments and in the community;

Consistently updating professional knowledge regarding public policy, public perception, and law enforcement trends;

Appreciative of the significance of diversity within all aspects of the department and community and has innovative solutions to attracting, retaining and promoting diversity; and

Able to maintain public confidence in the integrity of the Department.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or other relevant field or equivalent documented combination of experience, training and tenure and fifteen (15) years of progressive law enforcement experience to include five (5) years of management/command level experience at the rank of Captain or higher. A Master’s Degree and/or Advanced Law Enforcement Training (FBINA, SPI, etc.) are preferred
Must have a valid CO driver’s license or the ability to obtain a valid CO driver’s license within 30 days of hire. Must have current certification as a municipal or local government law enforcement officer by his/her respective state or with no more than one-year break in full-time sworn service at time of appointment and the ability to acquire a Colorado POST certification

Residency Requirements: The Town of Nederland will require that the Police Marshal will reside within 5 miles of Nederland within six (6) months after the date of employment.

Salary range and Application Process:

$72,000 - $85,000 with negotiation within the range based on credentials and experience.

A list of benefits are available upon request.

To apply, you must complete an NPD application. Resumes maybe be sent, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. The application closing date is September 30th. Interviews and Community engagement will be held in Nederland for selected finalists October 2017. The Town of Nederland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Nathan Tye, Human Resources (303) 258-3266
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