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Town Marshal (Police Chief)

 Deadline for first review July 30, 2018 by 4 p.m.

Opportunity                     $84,502 – $103,515 DOE

The figures above are an anticipated wage range with the top out number being higher.

The Department

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office (Police Department) is a full service law enforcement agency staffed by very dedicated law enforcement professionals.  Our employees are committed to the reduction in crime, protection of life and property to a population of just under 12,000 citizens, as well as protecting the constitutional rights of all persons within our jurisdiction.

 Our department is comprised of three divisions: Operations, Support and Services and Office of the Town Marshal.  Included in these divisions are: Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, K-9 Unit, SRO, Criminal Investigation, Communications, Records, Animal Control, Professional Standards, Community Resources and Volunteers in Police Services. 

Residency Policy 

SECTION 3-2-4 TOWN MARSHAL (2013-A392)

 A. Office Established. The office of the Town Marshal is hereby established. The Town Marshal shall be appointed by the Town Manager on the basis of ability, and shall hold office pursuant to Section 3-1-3.A of this code. Prior to January 2014, the Town Marshal shall be a resident of the Town, unless such requirement is waived by the Council. After January 2014, the Town Marshal is required to establish residency within the Town of Camp Verde Town limits or the 86322 Zip Code area within 120 days of the date of hire. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

 B. Powers and Duties. The Town Marshal is the administrative head of the police department of the Town under the direction and control of the Town Manager. He/she shall perform such duties as may be required of him by law and as the Town Manager may deem necessary.


Directly supervises Police Command Staff and indirectly supervises all law enforcement personnel.



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, management, or a closely related field; AND ten years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience that demonstrates expertise in all facets of police administration, at least five full time years as a senior command level official in a law enforcement agency. Preferred Master’s degree with appropriate emphasis.

 Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must possess State of Arizona Driver’s license.
  • Must obtain AzPOST certification
  • Must obtain AzPOST general instructor certification

 Required Knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods, and practices of effective police administration.
  • Crime prevention and criminal investigation theories, techniques, methods and procedures.
  • Standards by which “quality police service” is measured.
  • Geography, addresses and building locations within and surrounding Camp Verde.
  • Equipment used in law enforcement including weaponry, communications and vehicles.
  • Principles, practices, techniques, and methods of management, budget preparation, and program/project evaluation.
  • Local, county, state, and federal laws, statutes, regulations, codes and ordinances.
  • Police operations principles, practices and methods including investigations, surveillance, intelligence, court procedures, crime prevention, community-oriented policing.

 Required Skill in:

  • Directing, conducting, and supervising criminal investigation programs.
  • Application and teaching of police methods, practices, and techniques.
  • Use of police weaponry.
  • Resolving personnel and organizational problems.
  • Reviewing and evaluating work of subordinate staff to ensure achievement of departmental objectives and standards.
  • Evaluating operations and programs to determine if they meet the community’s needs.
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing both with small and large groups.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with officials and the general public, as well as to command and hold the respect of subordinates.
  • Fostering and maintaining a high level of morale and discipline.

 Physical Demands / Work Environment: 

  • Administrative work is performed predominantly in office setting. Outdoor work is required for field inspections, participating in training exercises, and investigating crimes. The noise level for the office environment is usually quiet to moderate; in the field it is moderate to noisy.


The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Plans, organizes, leads, controls, and evaluates law enforcement personnel and operations; develops policies, regulations, procedures, and general orders for the department; directly supervises command staff and indirectly supervises the entire department; responsible for the selection, training, and development of department personnel; sets standards for rewarding good performance and maintaining departmental discipline and conduct of department staff.
  • Supervises and directs the investigation of citizen complaints and internal affairs investigations; frequently meets and interfaces with Town officials, other law enforcement officials, community and business representatives and the general public; attends meetings to keep abreast of current events and to represent the department at local, county, state and other meetings; prepares and presents the annual budget for the Marshal’s Office.
  • Supervises and monitors the department budget throughout the fiscal year; evaluates the activities of the marshal’s office to achieve the mission of the department in an efficient and cost effective manner; participates in complex criminal and other investigations, assumes direct command in major emergency situations.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings with staff of other Town departments to discuss/resolve issues, concerns, complaints, and problems; consults with top level Town officials in the development of overall policies and procedures; directs supervises and evaluates maintenance of criminal and operational records for compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Consults with other public safety officials in determining overall plans and policies to be followed in conducting police operations; attends and participates in public functions for the purpose of promoting crime prevention, law enforcement, and improving community/police relations. Actively promotes and implements Community-Based Policing.


Selection Process

A Town application, AZPost application, cover letter and resume’ are required.  You may obtain an application at the Human Resource Department located at 473 S. Main Street, Suite 102 in Camp Verde or online at Applications must be in no later than 4pm, Monday July 30th and can be mailed in or dropped off at the address above or e-mailed to

Current review process intended to include narrowing to 5 or 6 candidates that will go through an oral board interview, Town Council meet and greet and public meet and greet before selecting a Marshal.



Applications can be printed from the link at the bottom of this page or stop by at 473 S. Main Street and pick one up or contact and one will be e-mailed to you. 



The Town of Camp Verde is an Equal Opportunity Employer

E-Verify English Version  

E-Verify – Spanish Version  


How to apply

For upper management level positions, the submittal of a cover letter and resume’ is recommended.  

For all other applicants a standard Town application is required, you may obtain an application from the Human Resources Department or online at the link listed below. All entry level positions require an application even if you send a cover letter and resume. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at 928-554-0011. Cover letters with resumes and/or applications can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off personally to the Human Resource Office located at 473 S. Main Street, Camp Verde, AZ. 86322  

Town Employment Application 

Law Enforcement Application