Deputy Chief of Police-City of Brevard (NC)

If you have operational leadership skills and enjoy developing officers for their next role, becoming the Deputy Chief of Police (DCOP) in Brevard, NC may be for you. This is an excellent opportunity to serve in the #2 role of a police department, earning boots on the ground leadership experience that develops your career.

The DCOP serves as the operational executive in the department and will be an outstanding partner to the Chief who is the face of the department externally. The DCOP must have a track record of training, mentoring, and developing officers in their technical skills and for career advancement. S/he must be proactive and have a demonstrated history of innovative leadership using best practices for law enforcement. The next DCOP will deeply value community engagement, community-oriented policing, and walk the talk with regard to leading and working alongside their officers to meet community goals. The Brevard Police Department (BPD) practices true “Community Policing” through a commitment to community empowerment and proactive problem-solving, realizing that making Brevard a safe place to live, work and visit, is a partnership that includes the collaboration of City departments, residents, businesses, visitors, and the faith community.

Reporting to the Police Chief, the Deputy Chief is responsible for managing the budget, training, purchasing, and operational oversight of the department. BPD divisions include administration, parking enforcement, communications, patrol services (4 squads), and investigations. The Department has a $3.1M overall budget, 25 sworn FTE personnel, 5 communications personnel, 10 auxiliary officers, and 2 civilian positions. More information about the department can be found at

Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college, preferably in criminal justice, public administration, or another relevant field and 10 years of progressive law enforcement experience to include seven (7) years of management/command level experience; or any combination of training and experience that provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities of a law enforcement executive. Master’s Degree and Advanced Law Enforcement Training is preferred with an earned degree in criminal justice or related field supplemented by law enforcement training, and supervisory and administrative experience in law enforcement, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Transfers – review online posting for requirements.

Salary range and Application Process: The hiring range is $56,742 to $81,057 (beginning salary will be commensurate with qualifications). The City offers a highly competitive benefits package.

To apply, go to and click on Deputy Chief of Police – Brevard link, to learn more about the selection process, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser:

Application review begins October 13, 2020. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on November 5-6, 2020. Interviews with the Chief of Police will follow at a subsequent time.

All inquiries should be emailed to Brevard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.