Deputy Chief of Police

Ferguson, MO
Ferguson Police Department

Position Summary:

The Deputy Chief of Police will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative activities of the Ferguson Police Department and will report directly to the Chief of Police. The Deputy Chief will play a key role in ensuring the smooth operation of the department and will be responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures that support the department’s mission and goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the police department.
  • Assist the Chief of Police with the development and implementation of department policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that department resources are being used efficiently and effectively.
  • Supervise and provide direction to department staff, including police officers and support personnel.
  • Represent the department in meetings with community organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of department budgets.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for the improvement of department programs and services.
  • Ensure that the department is in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and best practices.


  • Minimum Graduation from high school (or GED), supplemented by completion of Associate Arts Degree in criminal justice, public or business administration or a related field; thorough experience in police operations and administration including experience in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Extensive experience in law enforcement, including experience in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Strong understanding of police department operations and administration.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage budgets and allocate resources effectively.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Strong commitment to public safety and community service.
  • Have a valid Missouri Class D License
  • Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Certification as a Missouri Class 1 police officer preferred. The Training Manager is a sworn employee of the Police Department and must possess and maintain a POST certification from the State of Missouri.

┬┤Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field.