The ideal candidate for the Deputy Police Chief role should be an experienced police executive with a strong command of organizational operations, encompassing patrol operations, support services, special operations, investigations, personnel management, and strategic planning. This candidate must have a track record of proposing policies and implementing practices to achieve organizational objectives, with a demonstrated ability to attract, develop, motivate, and retain employees.
Proficiency in public engagement is also a vital requirement. The next Deputy Police Chief should excel in forging partnerships and effectively navigating a public agency environment with an array of governmental policies and procedures. This role calls for an enthusiastic, collaborative, results-driven leader with exceptional communication, interpersonal skills, and consensus-building abilities.
The ideal candidate should hold a master's degree in public administration or a related field and have ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience, including significant management and supervisory roles at the division or equivalent level. This candidate should have a proven track record of actively implementing the principles and philosophy of Community-Oriented Policing (COP) throughout the department and all positions to effectively address the multifaceted causes of crime. Furthermore, this candidate should be able to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high levels of accountability by skillfully balancing law enforcement strategies with collaborative community engagement. This candidate should also be able to exhibit a proactive approach in establishing and nurturing innovative partnerships to address community issues effectively.
This position will also serve as the Acting Chief of Police in the Chief's absence and may act as the Incident Commander during major events.
• Bachelor’s degree in police science, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, public administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
• At least 10 years of law enforcement experience and 5 years of progressively responsible supervisory and leadership experience in a command level position in a similar sized agency or larger.
• Professional training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Administrative Office Management Program or a similarly long management school or course is preferred.
An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered to meet the minimum qualifications.
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