Deputy Police Chief

Vallejo, CA
Vallejo Police Department

Salary: $181,117.63 – $222,364.93 Annually
Closing: 1/31/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

For a complete description of this position, please review our brochure, which can be found here.

In order to be considered for the position of Deputy Police Chief, interested candidates should attach a resume, cover letter, and 3-5 references by the application close date of January 31, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in this position with the Vallejo Police Department!

The Opportunity
Candidates inspired by their call to public service are invited to apply for the position of Deputy Police Chief with the Vallejo Police Department. The Deputy Police Chief will have a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role assisting the Chief in leading an organization through a time of change in societal expectations and approaches to policing. While this position will not be without its challenges, the candidate selected for this position will have the ability to make impacts that will last long beyond his/her tenure.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will exemplify the Vallejo Police Department’s core Values:

• Empathy • Collaboration • Diversity & Inclusion • Safety • Respect • Integrity • Service • Humility • Wellness • Courage

They will be able to demonstrate the ability to inspire confidence and trust of Department staff, City officials, and community members. They will be approachable, responsive, confident, and trustworthy. They will demonstrate a personal commitment to engaging community members and forming relationships based on understanding and compassion, and will encourage the same in all members of the Police Department.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of where the department is now, how it got here, and the direction it is moving. In addition, they will be an effective manager, focused on best practices for accountability and policy development with the command presence and experience to build a culture of trust, respect, credibility and confidence within the Department. The ideal candidate must have outstanding communication skills whose approach is characterized by fairness, integrity, openness, honesty, and transparency.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of equivalent experience and education that provides the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or ability to complete the bachelor’s degree within one year of hire)
  • At least four years of experience at the Police Lieutenant level or above
  • At least two years of experience at the Police Captain level or above
  • Possession of an Advanced Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Certificate

The City provides an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive annual salary range of $181,117.63 — $222,364.93

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, or for more information, please visit our website at: https://

Only online applications will be accepted. Candidates must attach a cover letter, resume, and 3‐5 professional references to their online application for it to be considered complete.

The application period for this position will close January 31, 2021. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Following the final filing date, applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to move forward in the selection process.

Agency: City of Vallejo
Address: 555 Santa Clara Street (1st Floor)
P.O. Box 3068
Vallejo, California, 94590
Phone: 707-648-4363