Assistant Police Chief

Fairview, TX
Town of Fairview Police Department

Salary: $110,398 – $137,997 annually.

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Police Chief, the Assistant Police Chief directs and coordinates Police Department activities and employees, including all field operations, investigations, and support services; assures Department’s compliance with state and Federal laws and Town policies and procedures. The primary function of this position is to ensure basic law enforcement services are provided to our citizens by supervising the activities of all personnel subordinate to their position within the Police Department. This position involves making critical and ethical decisions daily, conforming to all applicable laws and departmental policy. The Assistant Police Chief must communicate effectively with all citizens and coworkers while remaining professional in all circumstances.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to all personnel subordinate to them.
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties and responsibilities of all Police Officers within the department, including meeting all physical requirements and skills listed.
  • Reviews various reports, citations, and evaluations daily to ensure needed corrections are made.
  • Directs the activities of the Police Department; plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; instructs and trains staff, monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance; analyzes workload trends and implements staffing and assignment adjustments.
  • Conducts research, analysis and strategic planning functions; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; develops goals and priorities; monitors operations to identify and resolve problems.
  • Provides supervision and leadership by conducting routine inspections and review of work, performing training, conducting evaluations, providing recognition, and taking appropriate disciplinary or corrective action when needed.
  • Evaluates Department operations and activities, and recommends changes and improvements to existing programs, priorities, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and plans special events. Assumes command of major incidents, natural and man-made disasters.
  • Performs all the duties of the Chief of Police in their absence, providing administrative direction, planning, budgeting, and overall management of the Police Department, while effectively communicating with other city departments and administration.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the Department by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field, and five (5) year’s command-level law enforcement experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must possess current and valid Master Peace Officers License from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), and a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Must have a working knowledge and be able to practically apply Texas Law, Town Ordinances, applicable employment law and Department Policy as it pertains to municipal police law enforcement.
  • Duties, powers, authorities, and limitations of a municipal Police Officer.
  • Must possess excellent verbal, written, and communication skills.
  • Texas criminal justice and court systems, and principles of criminal justice records management.
  • Law enforcement methods, practices, and procedures; including case laws governing arrest, rules of evidence, probable cause, and search and seizure.
  • Investigative and interrogative procedures.
  • Must be able to work with and lead others effectively as a team to accomplish department goals and tasks.
  • Must set an example for fitness, weapon use and defensive tactics and exceed minimum standards in those areas.
  • Management principles, practices, and methods.
  • General office practices and equipment including personal computers, office productivity and specialized law enforcement applications.
  • Must be able to remain sitting for eight or more hours at a desk typing and using a keyboard and telephone.
  • Analyzing Police Department issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations based on findings.
  • Interpreting laws and regulations, and working effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with Town employees, other criminal justice agencies and the general public.
  • Exercising controlled discretion and mediating difficult situations.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
  • Supervising and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Graduation from an advanced police supervisory training such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, ILEA School of Executive Leadership, or the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College.
  • Familiarization with the Collin County District Attorney’s Office.
  • A working knowledge of Athena by Integrated Computer Systems.
  • A strong background in both patrol and investigations.
  • A working knowledge of the Texas Police Chief’s Association Accreditation Program.