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Salisbury Township Chief of Police

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is currently seeking applications for the position of Chief of Police.

The Township is about 11.2 square miles, located in a beautiful section of the Lehigh Valley, with a population of approximately 13,600 (40,000 daytime). The Police Chief manages the department of 18 full-time and 1 part-time sworn officers and 7 civilian employees, working within a police department budget of approximately $3.5 million. The Police Chief is an administrative position, not a member of the Collective Bargaining Unit, working under the direction of the Township Manager. He/she plans, organizes and supervises all functions of the Police Department to include patrol, investigations, and administration.

The ideal candidate must be community-focused and have the leadership, management, and interpersonal skills to maintain and advance the department’s standing as a progressive, professional, and innovative police agency. Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, and have demonstrated executive potential with at least twelve years of law enforcement experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a command position. The candidate must be certified by MPOETC and possess a current Act 120 certification, or be capable of becoming certified. The salary range is $115-$122,000 with an excellent benefit package; exact salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

The deadline for applications is 4 pm on Friday, September 23, 2022. Applicants should send cover letter and resume addressed to Cathy Bonaskiewich, Township Manager, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103 or by email to

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  • Meeting Information

    The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103. The regular meeting session, during which items are voted on and publicly discussed, begins at 7:00 p.m. Work sessions (commonly referred to as workshops) sometimes follow the close of the regular meeting session. These work sessions are not formal meetings and no policy decisions are made, but primarily are used to determine what issues will come before the board for official consideration at future meetings.