Deputy Chief of Police

  • City of Anaheim
  • Anaheim, California
  • May 28, 2019
Full Time Public Safety
  • Apply By: Jun 21, 2019


The Anaheim Police Department is seeking an innovative law enforcement professional to serve as the Department’s Deputy Chief of Police. The mission of the Department is to maintain order, protect the community, and prevent crime by delivering prompt, professional, and high-quality police service. The Deputy Chief will direct, manage, plan, supervise, and coordinate the activities and operations of assigned divisions within the Department, including law enforcement, crime prevention, or administrative support services. The Deputy Chief will coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and other law enforcement agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief of Police. The Deputy Chief assists in the management of the department and is responsible for the effective administration for assigned divisions consisting of professional police and technical staff personnel, both sworn and non-sworn, engaged in law enforcement work. Under general administrative direction from the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief manages and participates in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned service areas; establishes, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Department budget; and represents the Police Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be a service-minded individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to listen. The incoming Deputy Chief will have a strong community policing and problem-solving background, experience in strategic and succession planning, and a track record of working well with outside agencies. A candidate who can multitask effectively with demonstrated ability to accomplish tasks in a timely manner will be ideal. Essential to success in this assignment will be an understanding and value of the needs of the community and the ability to connect with people from all walks of life. The Deputy Chief will exercise initiative and sound independent judgement within general policy guidelines and be capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships which garner respect and promote leadership and teamwork with department members, other City employees, and members of the community. A strong candidate for this position will have knowledge of the operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal law enforcement program; principles and practices of program development and administration; organizational and management practices; law enforcement theory, principles, and practices; methods and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, crime prevention, records management, and care and custody of persons and property; use of firearms and other modern police equipment; methods and techniques of public relations and community outreach; recent court decisions and how they affect department operations; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; and pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Job Requirements

At a minimum, candidates must possess ten (10) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience (as a sworn officer with powers of arrest), including three (3) years of senior level management responsibility in a comprehensive law enforcement agency, supplemented by a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, police science, business administration, public administration, or a related field. The Deputy Chief of Police shall be a sworn officer with powers of arrest. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field and completion of POST Command College or FBI National Academy or comparable law enforcement executive training is highly desirable.

Special Instructions

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Filing Deadline: June 21, 2019

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