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James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
Job Information James Madison University Deputy Chief of Police in Harrisonburg, Virginia Position DetailsWorking Title Deputy Chief of PolicePosition Number 8393Posting Number S2388State Role Title Law...
1 day ago
University of North Texas - Fort Worth, TX
Directs and represents the University Police, supervising crime prevention programs, leading community police efforts, enforcement of the crimes and vehicle codes, investigation of crimes and vehicular...
1 day ago
City of South San Francisco, CA - South San Francisco, CA
The Operations Division includes Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Downtown Bike Patrol, K-9, Neighborhood Response Team, SWAT/Hostage Negotiations, and Traffic/Motors....
1 day ago
SUNY Old Westbury - Old Westbury, NY
The report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of...
2 days ago
City of Champaign - Champaign, IL
The new Police Chief will be expected to proactively engage and collaborate with the public, Police Department staff, the City Council, and other City Departments; coordinate with other law enforcement...
1 day ago
City of Montgomery - Montgomery, AL
The Airport Police Chief works from broadly-defined administrative directives and reports to the Deputy Airport Director....
21 hours ago
Town of Quinton - Quinton, OK
NOW HIRINGPOLICE CHIEFThe Town of Quinton isaccepting applications/resumes fora full-time Police Chief.REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:* Must have a valid OK D.L.* Must be at least 21 yrs of age*...
23 hours ago
City of Placentia - Placentia, CA
Directly supports the Police Chief with highly skilled and complex administrative support functions; maintains the Police Chief's busy and complex calendar and coordinates and manages Command staff...
12 hours ago
City of South Portland, ME - South Portland, ME
To be considered, a candidate must have extensive experience in law enforcement operations, crime prevention, criminal investigations, and emergency planning and must have thorough knowledge of the...
3 days ago
City of Suffolk - Suffolk, VA
law enforcement and criminal justice; develops and implements long-range planning for community police services....
3 days ago
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Police Science, Public Administration, Criminology, or a related field, and six years experience in progressively higher positions of law enforcement responsibility...
6 days ago
Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD - Coldspring, TX
Special Knowledge/Skills: Ability to manage budget and personnel Knowledge of overall operations of a police department Knowledge of criminal investigations, police report writing, and criminal law...
6 days ago
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Boston, MA
Medway Police Chief Sole Assessment Center Education & Experience Claim Examination Date: November 6, 2021 Education and Experience Deadline: November 13, 2021 CREDIT FOR EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Failure...
6 days ago
City of Vacaville - Vacaville, CA
For additional details, please review their website and flyer: Vacaville Police Chief Information If you have any questions, please contact Joel Bryden directly at .......
7 days ago
Town of Surf City - Hampstead, NC
The Police Chief leads a full-service police organization and provides a vision for the community and Town government by interacting with the organization on a daily basis, conducting dialogue with...
8 days ago

Police Chief Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Policing and Protest in Manchester: The Moss Side Riots
Understand what civil unrest tells us about our communities

The recent Black Lives Matter protests and riots across the world following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have...


Understanding and Managing the Stresses of Police Work
Policing has always been psychological challenging. On any given shift police officers may encounter a range of psychological challenges including domestic violence, interacting with people...

How to Become a Police Officer in England and Wales
Develop your understanding of policing in the UK

Currently, policing is unrepresentative of the society it represents. To correct that, its vital that underrepresented and disadvantaged groups...


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Salary for Police Chief Jobs Nationwide

This is the average annual salary for Police Chief jobs nationwide as reported by the BLS.

$95,893

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Police Chief positions.

Highest Education Level

Police Chiefs offer the following education background
  • Master's Degree (33.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (10.0%)
  • High School or GED (8.0%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree (5.8%)
  • Some College (2.3%)
  • Some High School (0.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Police Chiefs
  • None (36.7%)
  • 4-6 years (12.9%)
  • 2-4 years (11.1%)
  • 10+ years (9.7%)
  • 8-10 years (9.0%)
  • 1-2 years (8.8%)
  • 6-8 years (6.9%)
  • Less than 1 year (4.9%)

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