The City of Hyattsville Police Department is seeking a proven individual to fill the position of Deputy Chief of Police.

Bearing the rank of major, the Deputy Chief serves as the second in command of the department, reporting directly to the Chief of Police.

The Deputy Chief is responsible for supervising the overseeing of the daily operation, administration, and personnel responsibilities for the Patrol Services, Administrative Services, and Special Services Divisions. The incumbent will be expected to frequently exercise independent judgment and initiative when making decisions. The Deputy Chief, as directed by the Chief of Police, may represent the department at a variety of meetings, functions, events, and conferences. The Deputy Chief is expected to assist in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, as well as assist in the improvement of the department’s operations for the betterment of the City of Hyattsville and its communities. Enforcing department rules and regulations, ensuring the completion and delivery of all required and/or relevant reports and forms, and ensuring all orders and directives of the Chief of Police, whether written or verbal, are carried out will fall under the purview of the Deputy Chief. Additionally, the Deputy Chief plays a significant role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal members of the department, residents, members of City, County, and State governments, members of other law enforcement agencies, and the public.

Essential Duties:
The following functions are typical for this position. They should not be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. The right to modify the duties of this position resides with the City, in its sole discretion.
• Assumes management responsibilities for assigned Divisions.
• Recommends and administers policies and procedures.
• Monitors and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and policies and priorities for assigned projects.
• Assists in preparation of budgets and controls expenditures within budgeted appropriations.
• Evaluates service delivery methods and recommends appropriate service and staff levels.
• Studies crime reports and current law enforcement data to determine trends and make recommendations for changes in organizational and operational policies and procedures, and the strategic allocation of department resources.
• Promotes the morale and integrity of department personnel, recognizes deserving personnel, and serves as a role model with respect to work productivity, adherence to standards, interpersonal relationships, physical fitness, and appearance.
• Responds to, and takes command of, major incidents coordinating activities as determined by the nature of the situation and the probable impact.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Experience
    The selected candidate will have at least 15 years of fulltime, professional, law enforcement experience. Five of these years must include command experience, at the rank of Lieutenant or higher. The candidate must have experience in budget development, the administration of staff and activities, and must have a working understanding of the principles and practices associated with modern, 21st Century, policing strategies.
  2. Education
    Possession of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university, is required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing a master’s degree, in addition to candidates with command leveling training, such as Southern Police Institute, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Administrative Officers Management Program, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police, or an equivalent program.
  3. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    a. Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, polices and written directives of police departments, law enforcement principals, and an understanding of municipal policing practices.
    b. Ability to act with sound judgment in both routine and emergency situations.
    c. Effective communication, in both written and oral format.
    d. Ability to maintain cooperation and effective relationships with citizens, department staff, and city officials.
    e. Ability to lead, direct, and maintain activities of sworn personnel.
    f. Ability to analyze complex issues and adopt quick, reasonable, and effective solutions.
    g. Ability to create clear and concise forms of reports, documents, etc.

Required Certifications & Licensure:
Must be eligible for certification by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission and must have a valid driver’s license

Benefits:
– Maryland State Retirement (LEOPS)
– Optional deferred compensation
– Insurance (Health, Life, Dental, & Vision), including dependent care
– Employee Assistance Program
– Training and Education Opportunities
– Take Home Vehicle, as approved by the Chief of Police

How to Apply:
For proper consideration candidates must complete, and submit, a City of Hyattsville job application, a resume, a cover letter, and three (3) professional references. Please note that we can only consider complete applications. It is very important that you include full addresses and contact information for your references, as well as employers. If you do not wish us to contact an employer, you may check the “Do Not Contact” box.
Completed applications should be returned to the attention of Mr. Antwoine Harvey via:
• Email: AHarvey@hyattsville.org
• Fax: (301) 985-5071
• Mail: Attn: Antwoine Harvey, City of Hyattsville Police Department, 4310 Gallatin Street, 2nd Floor, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

Questions specific to the duties/qualifications of this position, or the application process, should be directed to Mr. Jerome Joyner, Director of Human Resources, at (301) 985-5043.

Further information, including the full job announcement, can be found here: https://www.hyattsville.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=76&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Deputy-Chief-of-Police-181

The City of Hyattsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, or political nor union affiliation. It is the City’s intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

To apply, please visit: https://www.hyattsville.org/DocumentCenter/View/6559/Application-for-Employment-HCPD—Deputy-Chief-of-Police