Deputy Chief of Police

Leland, NC
Leland Police Department
Salary: $71,926.18-$115,081.89

The Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all police operations in the absence of the Chief of Police, ensuring compliance of personnel files in accordance with the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, administering media relations correspondence, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the Chief of Police. Supervision is exercised over assigned subordinate personnel.

Salary Range: $71,926.18-$115,081.89


 Develops and implements new and/or revised department policies and procedures.
 Ensures the accuracy of personnel files in accordance with the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
 Assumes the Chief of Police reponsibilities, duties, and functions in the absence of the Chief of Police.
 Reviews and approves all media relations correspondence.
 Assists with the recruitment and selection of all department personnel; supervises the command staff; assigns, directs, trains, and inspects the work of staff.
 Provides assistance in the performance and administration of internal affairs investigations.
 Prepares and compiles crime statistics for presentation to the Town Council.
 Prepares the department budget; reviews and approves purchases of supplies, uniforms, training materials, vehicles, weapons, and any other departmental needs.
 Attends meetings with department and Town staff, elected officials, school officials, businesses, and others to provide information concerning various topics, issues, and/or projects; serves on committees, boards, and agencies related to promoting crime prevention and improving law enforcement.


 Bachelor's degree with coursework in criminal justice, public administration, or related field and extensive experience in law enforcement including considerable managerial experience at the rank of Lieutenant or above, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.
 Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Training certification. Advanced certification under North Carolina Training and Standards preferred.
 Possession of Criminal Investigation Program certification preferred.
 Possession of Law Enforcement Executive Program certification preferred.
 NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, and 700 courses preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 Thorough knowledge of approved principles, practices, and procedures of law enforcement.
 Thorough knowledge of pertinent Federal and State laws and municipal ordinances.
 Thorough knowledge of Division of Criminal Information Network equipment, software, and protocols.
 Thorough knowledge of the geography of the Town and the location of important features and buildings.
 Skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles.
 Ability to assign, direct and supervise the work of subordinate staff.
 Ability to deal with the public firmly and tactfully.
 Ability to analyze complex police problems and to adopt quick and effective reasonable courses of action.
 Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with law enforcement agencies, school officials, elected officials, State and Federal officials, associates, and the general public.

Physical Requirements:
This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions, and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling, and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).