Deputy Chief, Police Department Salary
A Deputy Chief, Police Department earns an average salary of $81,828 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Job Description for Deputy Chief, Police Department
Deputy chiefs, police department, report to the chief of police. They supervise police officers, detectives, and other staff. They actively participate in the management of their police department. They uphold their police department’s mission to protect the community, to prevent crime using various strategies, and to maintain order.Read More...
They must be professional. They must make sure that their subordinates follow all laws, guidelines, and procedures. They must be honest and approachable. Deputy chiefs must provide administrative support to the chief of police. They are required to train and motivate their staff. They must evaluate their staff’s work performance. They coordinate staff training. They enforce discipline as needed. They work to correct their staff’s deficiencies. If applicable, they implement termination procedures. They must seriously investigate complaints from the community.
Most employers require that candidates have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, public administration, police science, or other relevant fields. Some employers prefer that candidates have a master’s degree in a relevant field. They must have significant law enforcement experience. They must have leadership skills. Some deputy chiefs are promoted from within. They must attend various community events on behalf of the chief of police. They must be flexible, since they can be called upon at any time. They must continuously attend various training classes to improve their skills. They may be required to attend relevant conferences.
Deputy Chief, Police Department Tasks
- Assist chief of police in development and implementation of policy and programs.
- Assist chief of police in matters of review, hiring, and firing of police staff.
- Manage, direct, and coordinate law enforcement officers.