Assistant Police Chief

West University Place, TX
West University Place Police Department

Salary: $120,000 – $130,000.

Position Summary:

Incumbent is responsible for the management and supervision for Internal Affairs, Fleet, Training and Administrative Operations including all police computer systems; assists in the development and administration of the departmental budget; serves as chief administrator in absence of the Chief of Police. Position is considered “Essential Personnel”, which requires being on duty to respond during emergency situations including but not limited to natural and/or man-made disasters.

The successful candidate will have the ability to motivate, inspire and guide others towards departmental goals. Teaches, trains, coaches and counsels subordinates increasing their knowledge, skills and confidence. Develops an effective, disciplined, cohesive team built on bonds of mutual trust, respect and confidence. Fosters an ethical climate and actively seeks self-improvement and fosters a learning environment within their subordinates.

Essential Functions:

1. Directs administrative operations of the department and assigned operations. Ensures budget recommendations are prepared and submitted. Ensures budget expenditures are monitored according to policy.

2. Schedules, monitors, and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel. Receives complaints on department employees and conducts or manages internal investigations. Ensures departmental personnel meet standards and takes action when personnel do not meet departmental standards. Recommends disciplinary action when required. Coordinates Police Department actions relative to special events.

3. Ensures supply and equipment inventory are adequately maintained for departmental use. Obtains purchase orders for equipment purchases and repairs. Ensures City owned equipment and facilities are in serviceable condition.

4. Coordinates all departmental training. Ensures records of training received by departmental employees are maintained according to TCOLE rules. Assists department employees with career development and training. Attends and completes state mandated training classes. Administers hiring process for departmental applicants.

5. Sets clear performance standards for subordinate employees. Analyzes and evaluates programs, policies, procedures and services in order to evaluate effectiveness and develop recommendations for improvement.

6. Interprets and applies modern police methods, laws, regulations, policies and procedures relating to law enforcement.

7. Manages personnel by setting and evaluating departmental goals and objectives; conducting performance evaluations; analyzing reports for accuracy; and delegating and monitoring work assignments.

8. Oversees departmental reporting by reviewing and compiling reports; researching and analyzing data; providing financial assistance; preparing and sending correspondence; generating and reviewing work plans; communicating report data to personnel; and utilizing report data to implement plans.

9. Plans and manages departmental projects by review work plans; developing project objectives; assigning tasks to personnel; coordinating plans and hosting and attending meetings

10. Develops and presents policies and procedures for review and implementation. Participates in strategic planning. Develops long- and short-range plans.

11. Attends various committee and board meetings as well as City Council meetings as necessary. Informs the community of crime prevention, public safety and public awareness programs. Gives citizens assistance and advice concerning laws and ordinances. Disseminates information to the news media.

12. Maintains skills and abilities to ensure the appropriate evaluation and management of the day-to-day function of subordinate officers.

13. Serves as Chief Administrator in the absence of Chief of Police

14. Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, political science, sociology or related field and ten years of directly related experience as police officer, including five years of experience at the command level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
  • Master’s Degree preferred and Advanced TCOLE certification preferred.