Deputy Chief of Police

Brookhaven, GA
The City of Brookhaven

Salary Range
$115,000.00 – $143,000.00 Salary/year

The City of Brookhaven, GA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Police. Brookhaven, is in northern DeKalb County directly northeast of Atlanta.


Under the administrative direction of the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for assisting the Chief of Police in the effective administration of all police department operations of the City of Brookhaven. The work includes the direction of all employees assigned to the Deputy Chief by the Chief of Police and their activities and the maintenance of a respected and fair performance evaluation system.

The Deputy Chief will plan and direct police services and functions, which include, patrol, traffic, investigation, support, and all administrative services. The Deputy Chief will have direct involvement in the selection process, training, supervision, awards, the discipline of departmental personnel, and other related services concerned with the preservation of life and property in the City; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief of Police.  Work is reviewed through discussion of major administrative problems and by the review of departmental performance standards.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the programs and activities of the Police Department as assigned by the Chief of Police.
  • Assess and monitor employee performance and behavior to include; supervision of direct and indirect employees in the Police Department.
  • Confers regularly with the Chief of Police regarding the department’s goals, accomplishments, activities, and needs.
  • Takes active command during emergencies in the absence of the Chief of Police
  • Implement and assist in the establishment of short and long-range departmental priorities, goals, and objectives; establishes and maintain short and long-range financial plans and strategies
  • Supports the Chief of Police in the development and implementation of police policies and programs, establishes directives for these programs; may act as negotiator regarding police intergovernmental agreements; including maintaining knowledge and familiarity of the city, its streets, businesses, and public and residential areas.
  • Formulates work methods and practices to be followed by the department.
  • Appraises work conditions and takes necessary steps to improve police department operations.
  • Cooperates with the county, state, and federal officers in the apprehension and detention of wanted persons, and other matters related to the Police Department.