• City of Greenville
  • Greenville, SC, USA
Full Time Government Public Administration

Job 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 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, or a related field, as well as, advanced police leadership training such as Southern Police Institute, FBI National Academy, or equivalent leadership training.
  • Over 6 years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a comparably sized police department at a commanding officer’s 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Master’s degree in a related field.

View full job description here:  Deputy Police Chief Job Description.

Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter for consideration. 


Law Enforcement

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


$87,100.00 - $139,400.00 Annually

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