Deputy Chief of Police (Sworn)

Anaheim, CA
Anaheim Police Department
Salary: $173,655.00-$238,776.00 Annually

The Anaheim Police Department is seeking an innovative law enforcement professional to serve as the Department’s Deputy Chief of Police. The mission of the Department is to maintain order, protect the community and prevent crime by delivering prompt, professional and high quality police service. The Deputy Chief will direct, manage, plan, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of assigned divisions within the Department including law enforcement, crime prevention, or administrative support services. The Deputy Chief will coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and other law enforcement agencies; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief of Police. The Deputy Chief assists in the management of the department and is responsible for the effective administration for assigned divisions consisting of professional police and technical staff personnel, both sworn and non-sworn, engaged in law enforcement work.

$173,655.00 – $238,776.00 Annually

3/15/2019 5:00 PM Pacific


Participate in the overall management of the Anaheim Police Department; assume management responsibility for services and activities of assigned divisions including preservation of order, protection of life and property, and enforcement of laws and municipal ordinances.

Manage and participate in the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned service area; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.

Plan, direct, and coordinate, through subordinate level staff, the Police Department's work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems.

Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures; direct personnel investigations regarding police actions.

Assess and monitor department staffing requirements, administrative needs, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and implement changes.


Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience (as a sworn officer with powers of arrest), including three (3) years of senior level management responsibility in a comprehensive law enforcement agency, supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, police science, business administration, public administration, or a related field. The Deputy Chief of Police shall be a sworn officer with powers of arrest.

Highly desirables: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, public administration or a related field. Completion of POST Command College or FBI National Academy or comparable law enforcement executive training.

Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal law enforcement program; principles and practices of program development and administration; organizational and management practices; law enforcement theory, principles, and practices; methods and techniques used in delivering the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, crime prevention, records management, and care and custody of persons and property; use of firearms and other modern police equipment; methods and techniques of public relations and community outreach; recent court decisions and how they affect department operations; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

The ability to manage and lead a comprehensive law enforcement program; develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel; delegate authority and responsibility; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner; discharge firearms in a safe and effective manner; interpret, apply, and make decisions in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations make effective and persuasive presentations; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; build effective working relationships; and identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns and needs.

Possession of a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate.

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.