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Seattle Police Department
Assistant Chief

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Position Title: Assistant Chief
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Eligibility List ONLY

Hiring Agency

Agency: Seattle Police Department
Address: 610 5th Avenue
City: Seattle
State: WASHINGTON    Zipcode: 98124
Contact: Charles Gilmore
Phone: 206-233-1546
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

•Assumes management responsibility for the services, activities, and day-to-day operations of an assigned Bureau.
•Coordinates activities with other Bureaus, City Departments, and outside agencies.
•Advises and assists subordinates in solving highly complex police issues.
•Formulates orders and regulations governing activities of the SPD; confers with the Chief of Police, Command Staff and subordinate staff on the formulation of policies and practices of the Department; and supports policy development and compliance by ensuring policies are updated and distributed.
•Conducts a variety of organizational and operational studies, and investigations; recommends modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
•Promotes police public relations by participating in media interviews, acting as a liaison for the Police Chief with other law enforcement agencies, and elected officials. Serves on committees, commissions and task forces, and represents the Department in state and local police functions.
•Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for the Department.
•Participates in the development and administration of the Department’s annual budget of approximately $300 Million; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and monitors and approves expenditures.
•Manages the services and activities of assigned Bureau; coordinates the tasks of sworn and civilian personnel in preserving order, protecting life and property, investigating crimes, and enforcing laws and municipal ordinances.
•Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; responds to questions and information requests from citizens and outside agencies.
•Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of law enforcement.


Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Law Enforcement or a related field; a minimum of ten (10) years law enforcement experience, which must include a minimum of three (3) years experience as a full-time Lieutenant, or higher; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must satisfy a Seattle Police Department background investigation, meet the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission requirements for police officer certification; and have a valid Washington State driver’s license at the time of hire.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 09/11/2018

Application Period Ends: 11/06/2018

Number Positions to be Filled: 2

Yearly Salary: $142,693.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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