Public Safety Compass

Police Chief

City of Vermillion, SD
Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
3 days ago


Vermillion - Join the Spirit of South Dakota!

The City of Vermillion, SD (pop 11,695) is seeking candidates for the position of Police Chief. This is an administrative position which reports to the City Manager. The Chief is responsible for the overall direction of a department composed of 20 sworn full-time personnel and 2 non-sworn administrative employees, management of a $2.3 million budget, and coordinating the divisions of the department, which include patrol services and criminal investigations.



Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field and a minimum of 8 years progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including management and supervision.  A combination of education, training and experience may be acceptable in lieu of the degree requirement

How to Apply:

For those interested, please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, General City Employment Application, and List of Three Work-Related References for first review by July 18, 2022.

Please submit all documents to the Office of the City Manager:

Candidates may download a Position Profile, Job Description and Employment Application on the City’s website

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64057070
  • Location:
    Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
  • Position Title: Police Chief
  • Company Name For Job: City of Vermillion, SD
  • Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $95,000.00 - $105,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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