Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Police Chief is $55,622
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.