Assistant Chief of Police-Bellevue (WA)

A national search is underway to attract a forward-thinking police leader to become an Assistant Chief of Police in Bellevue, WA, and work under the guidance of Police Chief Stephen Mylett, who has led the police department the past five years. The next Assistant Chief will be an excellent communicator who will earn the community’s trust and the respect of the command staff and line-level employees. The next Assistant chief will manage one of the two major bureaus, Operations or Administrative Services. Top candidates will have a record of success leading a division or bureau in a police agency where they provided strong leadership, exceptional community service and engagement, innovation in police technology, and strong budgetary management skills. With a budget of $50.4 million, Bellevue PD has 185 sworn officers and 47 civilian staff who utilize a combination of reactive and proactive response methods to respond to citizen needs. The compensation for this at-will position is up to $158,769 based on the selected candidate’s qualifications, plus a market premium of 8%. Candidates should also be aware that the State of Washington does not impose a state income tax. Further details on city provided benefits may be obtained here. This position is considered “open” until the final selection is made. For optimal consideration, interested candidates should apply by December 18, 2020. Electronic submissions will be accepted at and should include a compelling cover letter, executive resume, and list of references. Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to Mr. Gary Peterson (Chief of Police, ret.) at (916) 622-5323 or Please see the brochure at