Deputy Police Chief

DuPont, WA
City of DuPont Police Department

The City of DuPont seeks a talented Deputy Police Chief. The Deputy Chief reports to the Chief of Police and is responsible for the management of operations as well as other assigned duties. Those duties may include policy and procedure development, special event planning, patrol scheduling, budget preparation, and coordination of hiring, the evaluations of personnel performance, records, oversight, emergency management and complaint investigations. The Deputy Chief will oversee, actively mentor, and train supervisors and future leaders within the Department.

The ideal candidate is a proven leader who is both forward-thinking and community-minded. This person has strong interpersonal skills, excellent judgment, and the ability to lead, motivate, influence, and guide staff and customers. Touchstones for this person are accountability, efficiency, and transparency.


$81,839.96 – $99,570.82 Annually


Open Until Filled


• Embodies, models and embraces the DuPont Police Department’s core values of DUTY, PROFESSIONALISM and DEDICATION.
• Willing to be a member of a servant leadership-centric command team, serving a values based, professional and ethical police agency.
• Acts in the place of the Chief of Police when absent
• Assumes the duties Operations/Patrol Division Chief
• Supervises mid and first level supervisors
• Directs Community Policing efforts.
• Actively mentors and trains supervisors and future leaders within the Department.
• Participates in police management meetings and makes recommendations on significant issues to the Chief of Police.
• Assists in the preparation of the department’s budget and monthly reports.
• Assigns and coordinates personnel to achieve goals and objectives of the department on a day-to-day basis.
• Keeps the Chief of Police informed of overall operations, significant issues and changes impacting the department.
• Performs special projects as assigned by the Chief of Police.
• May assume direct command at the scene of major emergencies.
• Makes presentations to the City Council, service clubs, and public meetings.
• Implements policies and procedures.
• Represents the department as the Emergency Management representative fleet, equipment, and training.
• Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
• Recommends appropriate service and staffing levels.
• Participates on a variety of boards and committees, local and countywide.
• Responsible for the Department meeting and maintaining accreditation.
•  Performs other duties as required.

Educational requirements:

Eight (8) years of law enforcement supervision at the level of a sergeant or higher with a general, full-authority police agency, (e.g.: a patrol-based city police, county sheriff or state police). Extensive experience in patrol operations, traffic management, criminal procedure, community policing and incident command is required. Supervision in investigations, in addition to patrol operations, is highly preferred, and a minimum of an Associate's degree in criminal justice, police science or related field is required. A Bachelor's degree is highly preferred, or any combination of education and experience. Advanced training such as the FBI National Academy, Northwestern's School of Police Command and Staff, Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO), and/or Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), or a graduate-level training in leadership, law or public administration is also preferred.

Experience with administrative services, to include human resources, recruiting and hiring, training, accreditation, dealing with the media, project management, conducting/overseeing investigations of employee conduct, and police budgets is strongly preferred. Experience in serving/working with military members and their families, and working in cooperation with local, state, and federal partners.

Desired Skills:

• Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, and court rulings.
• Knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of delivering police services.
• Knowledge and application of department accreditation requirements.
• Ability to read and interpret laws and court rulings.
• Ability to manage people.
• Ability to make decisions effecting the quality and quantity of police services.
• Labor relations and contract negotiations.
• Ability to design personnel schedules to meet department needs.
• Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with the community, department personnel, other criminal justice agencies and city employees.
• Knowledge of Department rules, policies, and procedures.
• Principles of excellent customer service.
• Principles of supervision, training, mentoring and performance evaluations.
• Emergency incident/unified command.


• Possession of or the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Washington driver’s license.
• Currently possess (or the ability to immediately obtain via CJTC equivalency) a valid Washington State General Authority Peace Officer Certification.
• Ability to type and operate department computer systems.
• Qualify with assigned department weapons and maintain any professional certifications.
• Participate in department training as required.
• Must attain all executive certification as required by WSCJTC and/or the Chief of Police.