Deputy Chief of Police - Harrisonburg , VA

August 12, 2019

Harrisonburg ,VA

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 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.

Application Requirements: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following: City of Harrisonburg online employment application, resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Applicants who are unable to upload the required documents via the online application must email the documents to Human Resources at by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: All candidates must submit a complete City of Harrisonburg online employment application with the documents stated above by 5:00pm EST on August 23, 2019 in order to be considered. Incomplete applications and applications missing the required documentation as stated above will not be accepted.

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


Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
August 23, 2019

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