DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF
Company: City of Greenville
Posted on: November 16, 2021
DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF - 0521 Salary $87,100.00 - $139,400.00
Annually Location 4 McGee Street - Greenville, SC Job Type Full
Time Department POLICE Job Number 00557 Division POLICE
ADMINISTRATION Closing 11/26/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
- Questions Brief Description Brief Description of the Job
Under general administrative direction from the Chief of Police and
working within technical, administrative, regulatory, or
professional standards and guidelines assists in the management of
the Greenville Police Department. The Deputy Police Chief is
responsible for the effective administration of assigned divisions
consisting of professional police and technical staff personnel,
both sworn and non-sworn. Manages and participates in the
development and implementation of departmental strategic goals,
objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned service areas.
Establishes, within City and department policies, appropriate
service, and staffing levels. Conducts administrative studies of
management problems and concerns. Develops comprehensive programs
designed to effectively correct operational deficiencies. Selects,
trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel. Oversees and
participates in the development and administration of the
Department budget. Represents the Police Department to other
departments, elected officials, and outside agencies and community
groups. Coordinates Police Department activities with other City
departments and outside agencies. Acts as Police Chief in his or
her absence. Job Duties Essential Functions
- Supervise Personnel: Manage and oversee, either personally or
through subordinate supervisors, daily activities of assigned
precinct or operational unit: Organize, prioritize, and schedule
work activities in order to meet objectives and ensure adequate
coverage and control. Ensure that subordinates have the proper
resources needed to complete the assigned work. Monitor status of
work in progress and inspect completed work. Provide activity,
progress, and evaluation reports to department management.
Coordinate and delegate investigations, patrols, special
assignments, or other police activities. May provide administration
and direction to specialized units. Disseminate information and
special orders. Instruct and direct subordinates on proper
procedures and protocols of the department. Consult with assigned
staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide
technical expertise. Supervise, direct, coach, mentor and evaluate
assigned staff: Address employee concerns and problems. Counsel or
discipline employees as appropriate. Assist with coordinating and
completing employee performance appraisals. Ensure staff is
appropriately trained in operations, policies, and procedures. Meet
with direct reports routinely to discuss and coach for optimal
performance, and to mentor and ensure effective mentoring
relationships exist for assigned personnel. Review and approve
timesheets. Participate in Public Safety Citizen Review Board
meetings and appeal hearings as required. Assist in the development
and implementation of a department succession plan. 40%
- Provide Strategic Planning and Administrative Support: Perform
administrative police work involving planning, managing, and
evaluating the police department operations function. Assist in
developing long and short-term goals, plans, and objectives for the
department. Implement and evaluate goals, policies, procedures,
systems, standards, and work plans consistent with stated
objectives and applicable laws and regulations. Coordinate
activities between different functional programs and/or areas and
integrate services. Monitor project assignments to ensure that
organizational strategic goals, objectives and initiatives are
achieved. Provide direction and support to subordinate managers and
supervisors in accomplishing work plan goals and resolving
problems. Consult with Police Chief, City officials, command staff,
officers, and others as needed to review department
plans/operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive
advice/direction, and provide recommendations. Develop
comprehensive programs designed to effectively correct operational
deficiencies. Support and reinforce the departments community
policing`s vision, values and mission. Research, assess and meet
current and future community policing needs through implementation
and evaluation of effective strategies, workforce deployment,
equipment use, and community relations programs. Conduct
administrative studies of management problems and concerns. Assist
in developing, implementing, and updating department policies and
procedures: formulate and develop work methods and practices,
policies, standard operating procedures, training programs, and
general orders. Monitor implementation of departmental rules and
regulations. Update departmental guidelines according to Federal,
State, or local legislation, and conduct training programs. Report
to and update Police Chief on status of major cases and critical
incidents/situations. Perform other department administrative
functions: draft official correspondence; generate required
reports; approve all departmental training. Stay current with
changing policies, procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law
and maintain professional affiliations. 35%
- Act as Liaison between Municipal Government and Society:
Represent the Police Department to other departments, elected
officials, and outside agencies. Coordinate assigned activities
with those of other departments and outside agencies and
organizations. Interact and collaborate with citizens, community
groups, other City, County, State and Federal departments/agencies
and other entities as needed to promote the overall success of the
Police Department in reducing crime, improving safety and enhancing
community confidence and trust in its police. Create/maintain
positive public relations with the public and represents the City
at various functions. Attend ceremonies, dedications, and other
events. Make speeches or presentations to schools, civic groups,
and community organizations; and provides education and information
to the public on laws, law enforcement, crime prevention, drug
abuse, and related issues. Participate on a variety of boards,
commissions, and committees. Attend and participate in professional
group meetings. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive
citizen inquiries and complaints. 15%
- Assist with Budget Development and Administration: Assist the
Police Chief in the annual development and administration of the
department budget. Participate in and approve the forecast of funds
needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Monitor
expenditures across all Police divisions to ensure compliance with
approved budget; coordinate with division staff members regarding
division budgets; assist in preparing projected operational and
capital expenditure requests; and approve expenditures incompliance
with approved budget. Oversee and control the purchasing,
maintenance, and inventory of all police related equipment and
property including communication equipment, vehicles and related
equipment, computer equipment, and safety equipment. Identify
additional funding requirements. Ensure compliance of financial
priorities as determined by the Police Chief. Recommend budget
adjustments as needed. 10%
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter
- Bachelors degree in business, criminal justice, or a related
field, as well as, advanced police leadership training such as
Southern Police Institute, FBI National Academy, PERFs Senior
Management Institute for Police (SMIP), or equivalent leadership
- Over 6 years of progressively responsible supervisory and
administrative experience in a comparably sized police department
at a commanding officers position with 3 years minimum experience
at the rank of Captain or higher.
- The Deputy Chief of Police shall be a sworn officer with powers
of arrest and must possess SCCJA certification or attain
certification within six months of appointment.
Masters degree in a related field.
Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License
Rules and regulations of the Police Department, relevant Federal
and State laws, City ordinances andthe approved principles,
practices, procedures, operation, and organization of police
Federal and state regulations relating to the security and privacy
of police files and records.
Contemporary theories, principles, and practices of effective
police administration with specialreference to department policies,
and budget administration.
Current trends and practices related to law enforcement and related
Laws and court decisions affecting police departments.
Modern patrol techniques, criminal investigation, crime prevention,
and the criminal justice system, as well as types of firearms,
communication systems, automobile equipment and scientific
equipment used in modern policing.
Principles and processes for providing customer services to include
setting and meeting quality standards for services and evaluation
of customer satisfaction.
Leadership techniques, principles, and procedures to assign work,
schedule, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned
Functions of other governmental jurisdictions and authorities as
they relate to police work.
Modern management techniques, supervisory practices, and evaluation
Municipal finance and personnel administration.
Governmental organization and management.
Strategic planning principles and practices.
Personnel recruitment, selection, and the use of human resources
Facilities, equipment, and personnel needed to provide police
services and operations.
Manage and monitor work performance of assigned police department
divisions and programs, including establishing broad organizational
goals, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and
realigning work and staffing assignments for the department.
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity of the highest
Ensure enforcement practices used exemplify fairness, consistency,
respect for cultural differences and absolute compliance with
applicable laws, statutes, and departmental and City-wide
Develop department budget and assure budget recommendations comply
with budget goals, funding limitations, and service levels to meet
department and organizational goals.
Work under frequent time pressures, emergency situations, change of
tasks, and irregular schedule/overtime.
Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others
as part of a team.
Evaluate customer satisfaction, develop cooperative associations,
and utilize resources to continuously improve customer
Effectively handle communications that involve a high degree of
difficulty (i.e. contentious confidential sensitive or political)
with very diverse, very important contacts both inside and outside
of the organization.
Apply discretion, persuasion, conciliation, dispute resolution,
mediation or negotiation skills when dealing with complex
Regularly exercise independent judgment and decision-making,
requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary.
Consult on issues, presenting complex information, explaining
analysis and rationale, and making recommendations with the
requirement to exercise persuasion to obtain cooperation,
consensus, or approval of action to be taken.
Facilitate and/or consult on the resolution of unusual or difficult
Maintain effective relationships with citizens, suppliers, various
news organizations, State Law Enforcement Agencies, civic groups,
and other police agencies.
Establish and maintain effective internal relationships with City
Manager, City Council, Mayor, Municipal Court, Finance, Human
Resources and other City leadership and management personnel.
Demonstrate highly developed presentation, writing, public speaking
and listening skills.
Use the highest level of creative thinking, complex analysis, and
reasoning to originate and develop innovative program or production
concepts, techniques or procedures which can have a major impact on
the nature and quality of programming or operations.
Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals,
professional journals, technical journals and procedures, financial
reports, legal documents, and governmental regulations as well as
literature, books, reviews, reports, and abstracts.
Write policies, contracts, speeches, formal presentations, and/or
technical and legal documents and correspondence.
Proficiently use police vehicles, firearms, police radio, and
Proficiently use computer with Windows or IOS software, Smart
boards, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office Outlook,
calculator, and copier. Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Indoors/Outdoors/Vehicle.
Protective Equipment Required: Body armor, gloves, and gas
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to
unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional
outside work. Monthly exposure to wetness and/or humidity, noise
and vibration, and physical danger. Seasonal exposure to extreme
temperatures. Daily exposure to physical danger or abuse from
suspects. Weekly exposure to mechanical hazards. Seasonal exposure
to electrical hazards and communicable diseases.
Physical Demands: Continuously requires vision, hearing, and
talking. Frequently requires standing, reaching, fine dexterity,
handling, walking, using foot controls, balancing, carrying,
bending, and sitting. Occasionally requires crouching, kneeling,
twisting, lifting, and pushing/pulling. Rarely requires climbing
and crawling. Medium strength demands include lifting 30-50 pounds
infrequently and 10-25 pounds occasionally. Must be capable of
carrying all police uniform equipment, up to 30 pounds,
Mental Demands: Frequently requires time pressures, emergency
situations, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime,
performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with
others as part of a team, and noisy/distracting environment.
Occasionally requires tedious or exacting work.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform
this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform
essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should
contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.
The above information on this description has been designed to
indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain
or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned
to this job.
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