Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Police Chief is $72,752
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Police Chiefs?
An early career Police Chief with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,000 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Police Chief with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,481 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Police Chief with …Read more
What Do Police Chiefs Do?
A chief of police is the highest rank of a particular police department. This person gives a general direction to the department and is in charge of reducing crime in the area of assignment. The responsibilities of a chief of police on a day to day basis can include organizing events for the department, gathering, and planning a police response to random events that can occur, coming up with new policies and goals for the department, assigning hours to police offers, making sure that all police …Read more
- Oversee police department, including training, hiring, and policy creation.
- Manage the budget, including bargaining, negotiations, and tracking software for expenditures.
- Communicate with the public, the media, and local groups.