Deputy Chief of Police - Harrisonburg, VA

July 10, 2019


Deputy Chief of Police


The Harrisonburg Police Department is seeking a forward-thinking, results-oriented Deputy Chief of Police to lead our high-performance organization, consisting of 112.5 authorized sworn police officers, 38 authorized full-time civilian support personnel, and 9 auxiliary officers (volunteers).

The Deputy Chief of Police is a full-time exempt position with a preferred hiring range of $77,563 - $96,012 annually, depending upon qualifications. The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (ICMA-RC & Enhanced Hazardous Duty through VRS), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.

The ideal candidate for this position has a strong commitment to community based policing strategies and a history of demonstrable success in building relationships, both internally and externally, that are grounded in mutual respect and trust. The candidate should have a strong background dealing with organizational change and unique ideas. As a member of the Command Staff, this highly integral individual will exhibit an approachable demeanor; an appreciation for diversity and inclusion; a willingness to seek out advanced policing concepts and innovative technological strategies; and the proven ability to inspire and influence positive change within a law enforcement organization. The candidate selected for this position will have substantial experience in strategic planning and goal achievement as they will be responsible for the creation, prioritization, evaluation, and recalibration of the department's community policing strategies and outcomes. Experience in diverse areas within a police organization is needed to manage the day-to-day operations of the three bureaus, including Patrol, Special Operations, and Administrative.

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Application Deadline: In order to be considered, all candidates must submit a complete City of Harrisonburg online employment application with the additional documents stated in the ad on the City's website by 5:00pm EST on August 9, 2019. Incomplete applications and applications missing the required documentation as stated in the ad on the City's website will not be accepted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The City of Harrisonburg is an EOE.

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
August 9, 2019

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