Upper Providence Township Gets a Jump to Search for New Chief of Police

After 43 years of service, Chief Donald Sherid will retire in 2014.

With the loss of long-time Upper Providence Township Police Chief Donald Sherid, the township is in search of a new one. Of course, the township is about a year ahead of themselves.

Sherid will retire in January 2014.

According to the township, applications are being accepted for until Feb. 22, 2013 for the role. The supervisors have also hired a consultant to assist in finding the ideal candidate.

"The board of supervisors figured it might be prudent to start the process with time to spare," Township Manager George Waterman III said.

With a population of around 22,000 the township says it is seeking someone with "a minimum of 15 years in law enforcement, 10 years of which in a police supervisory/command position."

The department, according to its website, is staffed by 25 officers. There are three detectives in the township. The chief oversees the entire department.

"The ideal candidate will have documented experience  managing a modern law enforcement agency. A Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Police Administration, Public Administration, or related field is preferred," said the ad for the role. "Graduates of the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Southern Police Institute, or other recognized and equivalent law enforcement training are preferred. However, a combination of education, training, and experience that closely meets the needs of the township may be considered."

Candidates should mail a resume, salary history and letter of interest to:

Mr. George Waterman

  Township Manager

Upper Providence Township

 1286 Black Rock Road

     P.O. Box 406

   Oaks, PA 19456

"All resumes with letter of interest and salary history must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013," said the township's website. "Envelopes should be marked 'Police Chief Application.'"

Upper Providence Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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