Cottage City Code Enforcement


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the Town of Cottage City not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.

This policy shall include, but limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, including layoff and termination.



Town of Cottage City – Interim Chief of Police

The Town of Cottage City is seeking a full or part-time Interim Chief of Police. The Chief of Police will provide leadership, strategic planning, and administrative direction for the police department. The Chief will maintain positive relationships with constituents, and will collaborate with a broad array of town stakeholders, municipal police departments, and state/federal agencies.

This position administers crime prevention programs/strategies, leads community policing efforts, ensures the enforcement of laws and codes, oversees the investigation of crimes and vehicular accidents, coordinates crime statistics and federal compliance reporting, and oversees the maintenance of accreditation requirements for the department.


Minimum qualifications are a minimum of five (5) years of senior management experience in a municipal government or public safety agency involving responsibility for the planning, organization, implementation, and supervision of service delivery programs and operations. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. OR Equivalent work experience and a record of progressive leadership in law enforcement including senior/command management experience in law enforcement or public safety. In addition, the Chief of Police must be eligible for certification by the Maryland State Department for Criminal Justice Services to perform police duties in the State of Maryland.

Successful candidates will also demonstrate knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices in law enforcement; experience working with, and leading, diverse constituencies; excellent interpersonal and communication skills in establishing and maintaining professional working relationships; experience in physical threat assessment and emergency management; and the ability to be a persuasive leader in communicating security-related and emergency preparedness concepts to a broad range of resident, town staff, and local officials. Candidates must have exceptional team-building skills; collaborative and process-oriented management skills; effective critical thinking, reasoning, judgment, and decision-making skills; and a strong service orientation with a commitment to the unique community policing approaches necessary in a residential environment. The Chief will also demonstrate knowledge of organizational development and expertise in planning, staffing, organizing, directing, and evaluating a police department; understanding of law enforcement technology; knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances; experience evaluating/developing departmental policies and procedures; and a commitment to the professional development and training of officers, with a strong commitment to staff retention and morale.

Salary is $60-75,000 DOQ

The position is expected to last up to 6 months.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Consuella Barbour, 3820 40th Avenue, Cottage City, MD 20722 or by email to Applications will be accepted until 12/06/2019. To see the full job description, go to EOE.