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Posted on: May 10, 2023

IPD Chief Search

Ithaca Police Chief Recruit

A national search is underway to attract a community-minded, reform-oriented individual to lead the Ithaca Police Department (IPD) and serve as its Chief of Police. The next Chief of Police will be a transformative leader committed to social justice and experienced in change management. The brochure for the position can be viewed here:  

Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to: Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc., Mr. Gary Peterson, (Chief of Police, Ret.), email:, Mobile (916) 622-5323, Office (916)789-9990.  

For this search, a candidate cannot be appointed unless they have been appointed a police officer from an eligible list established according to merit and fitness as provided by Section 6 of Article V of the Constitution of the State of New York or has previously served as a member of the New York State Police (Contact the Consultant). 

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