Assistant Police Chief

Woodstock, GA
Woodstock Police Department

Salary: $93,234.35 to $119,339.97.

Position Summary:

Performs highly responsible supervisory, administrative, and technical law enforcement work managing a division of the City’s Police Department and providing professional support to the Chief of Police; recommends and enforces department policies, procedures, and guidelines; and supervises assigned officers and staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, organizes and assists the Police Chief in the coordination of activities and functions of daily operations of the Police Department.
  • Provides leadership, assists in reviewing complicated incidents, discusses administrative issues, and disseminates information concerning changes in laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of the department budget.
  • Analyzes and recommends improvement to equipment and facilities as needed; administers department inventory control; and approves purchase orders.
  • Assigns and oversees the work of assigned supervisors and their employees by monitoring supervisors; communicates and evaluates department goals and objectives.
  • Supervises the scheduling and coordination of shift changes; makes day-to-day police assignments as required.
  • Evaluates assigned officers through completing performance appraisals, in turn, reviews appraisals of their assigned personnel.
  • Makes recommendations and maintains department policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Addresses internal affairs issues.
  • Administers discipline by exercising City and department rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures; ensures positive and negative discipline are observed; reviews and makes recommendations to the Police Chief about disciplinary issues proposed by assigned supervisors ensuring equitable treatment for employees; and conducts verbal counseling.
  • Reviews investigations of complaints filed against department employees; recommends appropriate action.
  • Oversees vehicle maintenance for the department.
  • Provides oversight of management of police/court records.
  • Identifies operational deficiencies, submits recommendations, and implements change commensurate with authority.
  • Performs special studies, research, and investigations as assigned.
  • Conducts special assignments at the direction of the Police Chief.
  • Maintains contact with citizens, court officials, other law enforcement agencies, and City officials in the performance of police activities.
  • Attends City and community meetings functioning as liaison between the community and the Police Department.
  • Meets and coordinates with other City departments as requested.
  • Assists in supervising the application and hiring process for Police Department personnel; prepares, develops, and conducts training programs for personnel; ensures personnel are able to meet minimum training requirements; coordinates career development plans with in-service training programs; assures completion of certification requirements; maintains department training records; and submits training reports to appropriate agencies.
  • Coordinates and participates in investigative activities; provides mutual assistance during emergency situations; and provides general information about Department activities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of changes in laws, new methods of enforcement, and other trends and developments in law enforcement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, police administration, criminology, business, or closely related field preferred; a master’s degree is preferred; ten (10) years of related work experience in law enforcement showing progression in responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires a valid State of Georgia driver’s license.
  • Requires certification through the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST) as a Basic Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Ability to successfully complete a law enforcement executive development course such as FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, etc. within timeframe.
  • Must meet standards of applicants accepted under the section (E) of the Minimum Qualification Training and Experience section (equivalent combination).
  • Must meet sections (A) through (D) of that section within five (5) years of hire date.
  • Must complete a formal application.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Read/write English.
  • Pass an oral interview.
  • Pass a police criminal background and reference check; past any required job-related testing.
  • Pass a polygraph test.
  • Pass a psychological examination.
  • Pass a physical exam meeting Department’s standard; and complete/pass a standard probationary period.