Police Chief

Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Police Department

The purpose of this classification is to manage, direct, and coordinate the activities of all police services and departmental operations while exercising responsibility for enforcement of all city, state, and applicable federal laws, statutes, codes, ordinances and regulations relating to public safety and welfare.

$99,015.60 – $131,388.91 Annually

12/31/2019 5:00 PM Central


Meets with the Mayor monthly along with other key Police administrators to discuss and analyze crime trends and make recommendations to reduce crime.

Enforces all city, state, and applicable federal laws, statutes, codes, ordinances and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property, to prevent crime, and to promote security.

Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processes employee concerns and problems, directs work, counsels, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals.

Plans, organizes, manages, oversees, and directs, either personally or through subordinate supervisors, all departmental functions and support staff activities in order to ensure proper allocation of personnel and resources and the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.

Prepares long- range management and operational plans compiled from statistical data and from studying crime trends, community needs, departmental and city administrative goals and objectives.

Oversees and evaluates police services; determines proficiency level and identifies areas requiring improvement; formulates and executes action plan to correct deficiencies.

Establishes goals and objectives for employees; develops and implements policies, standard operating procedures, and training plan; monitors implementation of departmental rules and regulations; updates departmental guidelines according to federal, state, and/or local legislation.

Interacts with agencies within the county; coordinates mutual police protection plans with surrounding municipalities; reviews and/or coordinates special programs, project development, and special orders and memoranda.

Responds to emergencies; advises and assists subordinate officers in complex criminal or other investigations and enforcement duties; prepares for and attends court.


Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Social Science, Public and/or Business Administration, or a related field required; five (5) years of management experience in law enforcement, criminal investigation, and/or police administration or a related field. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to meet all Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training (A.P.O.S.T.) minimum requirements and be certified as a law enforcement officer. Must be licensed and qualified to operate a firearm. This job classification is considered to be safety-sensitive and is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.