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City of Miami Police Deparment

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Position Title: POLICE CHIEF
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Eligibility List ONLY

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of Miami Police Deparment
Address: 444 SW 2nd Avnue
City: Miami
State: FL    Zipcode: 33130
Contact: Human Resources Recrutiment
Phone: 305-416-2170
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

This is an executive level position which reports to the City Manager and is responsible for directing, planning and overseeing departmental activities. The incumbent occupying this position is expected to have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern law enforcement practices; and must have the ability to develop and analyze policies and procedures, and be able to make effective recommendations for their improvement. The incumbent will also be required to have excellent communications skills.
An individual in this position is responsible for, but not limited to: formulating departmental rules and regulations, preparing the departmental budget and short and long range strategic plans; Coordinating and administering divisions through subordinate personnel; coordinating and monitoring external assigned officers involved in high level and confidential federal or related investigations; reviewing internal investigations of members of department for alleged misconduct; working closely with the Offices of the Mayor, City Commissioners, the City Manager and other city departments to keep the media, the citizens of Miami and city employees informed; directing the actions of all sworn and civilian employees to ensure proper compliance with related laws, labor contracts, departmental orders and pertinent rules and regulations; meeting with command staff to discuss projects, formulating procedures and new programs, resolve operational problems and generally keep abreast of relevant issues affecting the City and Police Department may mobilize force during emergencies, such as civil disturbances; attending and making presentations to the City Commission, professional, civic and community groups; overseeing the hiring and discipline of all police personnel (sworn and civilian); reviewing performance reports prepared by subordinates and reviewing employee performance evaluations as provided by subordinate professional staff; participating in the development and/or revisions of local, state, federal or other laws and regulations that may impact law enforcement activities within the City; and performs other related duties as required.


Fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience which must include five (5) years of executive management and Police command staff experience.

Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Police Science, Criminal Justice, Management or a related field.

Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA) certification or comparable is highly desirable. Masters degree is preferred.


Eligibility to obtain State of Florida certification as a sworn Police Officer in accordance with State Statue 943.13 is also required within six (6) months of employment.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 09/28/2020

Application Period Ends: 10/30/2020

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $194,909.47
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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