Assistant Police Chief – Glendale Police Department

Position Title: Assistant Police Chief
Company Name: Glendale Police Department
Agency Type: Local Law Enforcement (municipal/county/regional)
Job Function: Law Enforcement - Chief Executive
Entry Level: No
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Salary - Type: Under review
Location(s): Glendale, Arizona, 85301, United States
Contact Person: Manager Adam Beghtol
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Phone: (623) 930-3167
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Job Description

Located on the western edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Glendale is a culturally diverse community with approximately 230,000 residents.  Glendale is also an exciting sports, shopping, and entertainment destination, famous for its well-preserved charm.   The Glendale Police Department employs 428 sworn officers and 137 civilian employees.  The Department is organized into two functional bureaus: the Operations Bureau and the Investigative and Administrative Services Bureau.


Reporting to the Police Chief, the Assistant Police Chief is a key member of the Department's Executive Team and is responsible for administrative and managerial work of substantial difficulty in planning and directing the activities and operations of a large command bureau in the Police Department. The Glendale Police Department is seeking an individual with a broad base of experience to lead any operation at the executive level.


Applications MUST be submitted through the City of Glendale's application system.  Please include a copy of your resume with your application for Assistant Police Chief.

Interviews for this position are planned for January 4 and 5, 2017.  

Salary is based on qualifications and is currently under review.

Specific questions related to this opportunity should be directed to Personnel Manager Adam Beghtol at


Job Requirements

  • Plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates the activities and staff of a command bureau within the Police Department.
  • Provides highly complex staff assistance to the Police Chief; functions as a member of the police management staff.
  • Plans, develops, and implements bureau goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; participates in the developing of plans, objectives, policies, and procedures for the entire department.
  • Analyzes and conducts review of activities to identify problem areas and develop new methods of increasing efficiency of assigned bureau.
  • Coordinates activities of assigned bureau with other police bureaus and city departments.
  • Oversees the development of the budgets for areas of responsibility; assists in the development and monitoring of the full department budget.
  • May oversee all internal investigations, use of force, and shooting investigations.
  • Directs and coordinates community-oriented problem solving efforts.
  • Responds to and investigates sensitive or complex citizen problems or complaints.
  • Coordinates department activities and programs with city staff, city council, and citizens.
  • Responds to major crime scenes or incidents.
  • Participates in staff appointment or training decisions; assists staff in correcting employee deficiencies or implementing disciplines.
  • Acts in the absence of the Police Chief.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned,.Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, management, or a related field, two years of experience as a Police Commander, and an active, AZPOST Certification.

Knowledge of: The principles, theories, and practices of modern police administration and law enforcement methods Municipal government organization and administration, and the geography of the city Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies governing police operations Effective management and supervisory practices Labor relations' practices

Skills in: The use of a firearm and other police equipment

Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the broad bureau activities of the Police Department Demonstrate sound independent judgment in emergencies Develop short and long range plans to satisfy the department's forecasted needs Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with the general public, representatives from other law enforcement agencies, city staff, and other community groups Ability to establish and maintain a high level of discipline and morale Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements Must be certified as an Arizona Police Officer and continually meet all AZPOST standards Possession of a valid Arizona driver's license by date of hire.
Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.
Applying in this recruitment does not preclude you from applying in other City of Glendale recruitments. If you are not selected for this position, you would need to reapply to receive consideration. Candidates will be notified by email of their standing in the recruitment process, including any limitations on reapplication.
Glendale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.
Applicants may obtain a copy of the City of Glendale's EEOP Utilization Report
here or upon request from the City of Glendale's Human Resources & Risk Management Office.

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