Deputy Chief
Seattle, WA

The City of Seattle seeks a dynamic police executive to assist and support the Chief of Police in the overall management and administration of the Seattle Police Department (SPD). This position serves as one of two second in command positions in the department and is a direct report to Chief Adrian Diaz. (The other is the Chief Operating Officer.) As part of the Department’s Command Staff, this position will play a central role in advancing the Department’s mission of reducing crime through constitutional policing. The Deputy Chief is charged with overseeing the Assistant Chiefs who manage one of five major operational bureaus: Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Collaborative Policing, Metropolitan, or Special Operations. The Deputy Chief coordinates activities across the Bureaus, City Departments, and outside agencies. They advise and assist subordinates in solving highly complex policing issues and provide executive support to the Chief of Police.

The Deputy Chief position requires certification, or the ability to obtain certification, as a police officer as required by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission: The salary for this at-will position is $265,675 and is augmented by an excellent benefits package that includes relocation assistance. This position is not covered under the Civil Service or the Public Safety Civil Service systems. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.. Send your cover letter and resume to by March 24, 2023. Finalist will be subject to a detailed police background. After selection, a job offer will follow, contingent on the successful completion of the police hiring process.

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