DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE
MAJOR FUNCTIONS:† Administrative, management position under the direction of the Chief of Police, that requires performance of professional and managerial work in the development and implementation of various law enforcement activities and programs.† Position is second in command to Chief of Police.
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:†††
The ideal candidate would preferably have at least ten years progressively responsible local government law enforcement experience and five or more years experience at a command level equivalent to a Lieutenant or above. Must possess a Bachelorís Degree in Police Science, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Business, Public Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.† A Masterís Degree in Police Science, Criminology, Law Enforcement, Business, Public Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.† Must possess current Florida Police Certification and have the ability to perform all duties of a sworn law enforcement officer to include response to calls for service, investigation of violations of criminal laws and ordinances, and arrest of criminal suspects.†† Must possess a valid Florida Driverís License.
Must have outstanding interpersonal skills, a strong customer service orientation and have demonstrated leadership capabilities with previous employers.† Experience in community-oriented policing and should have a strong emphasis on service delivery through partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, the public, and other City Departments. Candidates should also have thorough understanding of and considerable experience in financial management, budget preparation, fiscal control, and human resource management.†
The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.