Assistant Police Chief

Savannah, GA
Savannah Police Department

This position is responsible for senior leadership and management functions in the Police Department. An incumbent is directly responsible for assisting in planning, organizing, directing and overseeing the operation of the Police Department for the City of Savannah, including serving as second in command of the department, assisting in establishing goals and objectives, maintaining the department budget and establishing rules and procedures.

4/30/2019 11:59 PM Eastern


Assists in good and proper police leadership and management to ensure police trust building and legitimacy within all communities by all elements of the Police Department.

Demonstrates exemplary leadership in all of the management activities, roles, responsibilities and functions (i.e.., planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, operating, reporting, budgeting, etc.) including policy development, implementation and oversight.

Assists in planning, programming, directing and evaluating the work of the Police Department in preventing crime, the fear of crime and building trust for the Police Department in all communities and neighborhoods.

Leads in the best practices and constitutional initiatives that prevent crime and victimization.

Demonstrates good and proper technological and social media knowledge to lead in the development and enhancement of continuous initiatives to reverse inappropriate and unnecessary fear of crime.

Assists and leads in constitutional repressing of criminal activity, apprehension and prosecution of offenders, and recovering property as well as maintaining order within the community.

Culturally actualizes Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving (COPPS) philosophically and materially within all elements of the Police Department's policies, practices, customs, procedures, policies and rules.

Utilizes national and international best practice training and education discoveries to culturally drive the change of the Police Department to COPPS.

Continuously demonstrates appropriate and proper emphasis on employee wellness and safety.

Assists in implementing policies, programs, procedures and regulations; reviews major changes with administrative superiors; reviews and may prepare operational and administrative reports.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in appropriate Public Administration subject matter or related field; Master's Degree preferred; five years of effective supervisory / command staff experience within an agency of 300 or more employees. Successful completion of a police management field of study such as the Administrative Officers Course of Southern Police Institute, the National Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Senior Management School for Police School of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), etc. is preferred. Must possess a Georgia Peace Officers Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) basic certification or obtain said certification within six months of employment. Must possess a valid driver's license or obtain a valid Georgia driver's license per State of Georgia statute(s).

Additional Information
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Knowledge of all technical equipment assigned and issued to the Police Department.

Knowledge of police administration principles and practices.

Knowledge of management and supervisory techniques.

Knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Skill in the operation of standard office equipment, including computers, typewriters, telephones, and printers.

Skill in decision making and problem solving.

Skill in articulating policies, procedures, and requirements.

Skill in public and interpersonal relations.

Skill in oral and written communication.