Deputy Chief of Police

Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Police Department
Salary: $130,000.00 Annually

Position Summary
The Albuquerque Police Department deputy police chief is a sworn law enforcement officer position which reports directly to the chief of police. This posting is for a deputy chief vacancy in the Support Services Bureau. However, the chief of police may transfer a deputy chief to a different bureau or assignment without advanced notice in the best interest of the department.

The deputy police chief assigned to the Support Services Bureau is responsible for overseeing the following department divisions: Communications, Fiscal, Personnel, Planning, Records, Metro Court, and the Police Academy. The Albuquerque Police Department employees approximately 1,500 employees with an annual budget of about $190 million. The department is under a court-approved settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice. The deputy chief is expected to provide strong, reform-minded leadership as the department works to achieve and maintain compliance with the settlement agreement.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing. This is an unclassified at-will position.

Salary: $130,000.00 Annually

DUTIES (include, but are not limited to):
• Assist in planning, staffing, and directing police activities;
• Coordinate, prepare, and administer the budget for the police department;
• Aid in administration of departmental and divisional budgets;
• Conduct administrative studies of management problems and concerns;
• Develop comprehensive programs designed to effectively correct operational deficiencies;
• Make recommendations on department performance ratings, disciplinary actions, and related matters;
• Ensure the department meets objectives and goals set forth by city council;
• Evaluate and develop department best training practices;
• Represent the department at various meetings to promote the department’s missions and goals in order to foster mutual trust between the community and the department.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in criminal justice related field.
• Seven (7) years or more of experience in law enforcement management/supervision (Preferably with a law enforcement agency within a major metropolitan area, at or above the rank of Captain/Commander or equivalent for at least three (3) of the seven (7) years).
• Experience as a Deputy Chief or Chief of a police department (Preferred).
• Completion of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or the FBI National Academy (Preferred).
• Ability to successfully pass a background investigation.
• Ability to obtain a New Mexico Driver’s License.
• Ability to obtain a New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification: Must currently hold a law enforcement certification and be eligible to qualify for the New Mexico Law Enforcement Certification by Waiver course (Non-NM applicants).

• Understanding of the Report on the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Constitutional Policing, Procedural Justice and building Trust and Legitimacy in a Community.
• Principles of Community Policing programs.
• Functional knowledge of U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreements.
• Advanced knowledge of crime prevention and law enforcement strategies.
• Knowledge and experience utilizing a centralized technology center (e.g., Real Time Crime Center) to direct proactive, predictive, and preemptive policing concepts.
• Principles and practices of quality victim services; understanding of specific challenges related to mental health, homelessness and victims of interpersonal violence and sexual assault.
• Understanding of the needs of businesses and the tourism-based community and its impact on public safety.
• Principles and practices of organizational management and leadership of a large law enforcement agency.
• Applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
• Understanding of collective bargaining agreements.

• Effectively direct, plan and organize the activities of assigned division managers/personnel within a large police department.
• Critically analyze problems, identify alternative solutions and make educated recommendations to the Chief of Police in support of department goals.
• Effectively implement, facilitate and expand community policing initiatives.
• Promote collaboration and innovation.
• Exhibit exceptional communication skills.
• Weigh risks and consequences and make clear decisions.
• Equitably interpret and apply City policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Diffuse conflict and gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
• Motivate, select, supervise and evaluate personnel with integrity and accountability.
• Promote fiscal responsibility.
• Develop and maintain effective partnerships with community groups.
• Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.