Deputy Chief of Police

Detroit, MI
DPSCD Police Department

Salary: $87,550 – $113,300

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief is responsible for a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, Hiring, internal investigations, discipline issuance, tracking, and inspections. Planning and research, personnel development and training, patrol functions, policy development, investigations, evaluation of organizational process to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and professional competence of employees of the police department.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide leadership and guidance to subordinates in accordance with goals and objectives as well as the Mission and Values of the Department.
  1. Oversee various patrol functions and having a working knowledge of those functions.
  1. Monitor radio transmissions to ensure the safety of department personnel, as well as the adherence to department policies and procedures.
  1. Perform the department internal affairs function; receive and investigate complaints of misconduct, prepare reports on findings and forward to the chief of police. Create and maintain internal affairs files and prepare annual reports on internal affairs matters.
  1. Manages the development, issuance and updates of all department polices. Tracks policy revisions and ensures that employees receive, review, understand, and acknowledge all polices.
  1. Ensures the completion of annual reports and audits.
  1. Tracks and analyzes responses to resistance.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in criminal justice, police science, or public administration. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, the candidate should possess an associates degree and extensive experience in law enforcement.
  • Graduation from an executive level leadership course such as the FBI-NA or Staff and Command from an accredited institute of higher learning is not required but preferred.
  • Candidate must have an active MCOLES certification and a minimum of five years law enforcement, leadership experience. Leadership role need not be formal in nature. Squad leader, officer in charge, etc. are acceptable examples of leadership roles.
  • High level of responsiveness
  • Ability to perform all functions required for the classifications of Patrol Officer as defined by MCOLES.