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Assistant Chief of Police, AMTRAK
By AMTRAK, Talent Acquisitions
Oct 27, 2017 - 11:13:32 AM

Job Title: Assistant Chief of Police - 90214086 Washington

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The Assistant Chief of Police (ACOP) reports to the Chief of Police (COP) of the Amtrak Police Department. Under the direction of the Chief, the ACOP is responsible for directing and managing daily operations to ensure the protection and security of the Amtrak Police Department Patrol and Special Operations Divisions.


· Manages day-to-day operational elements of the APD to ensure the safety and security of Amtrak passengers, employees and infrastructure.

· Formulates objectives and priorities in concert with the COP, and implements plans, policies and procedures consistent with the short and long-term interests of the Department.

· Leads a diverse workforce of law enforcement officers and civilians, many of whom are represented by authorized bargaining units, towards successful achievement of the Department’s vision, mission and goals.

· Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Develops a work environment where workforce diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the Department.

· Represents the Chief of Police in his/her absence at an array of events, to include Board meetings, law enforcement conferences, and media sessions Ensures stakeholders are informed of any new or critical changes to policies.

• Regularly and effectively communicates APD operations with Amtrak executives.

· Forecasts, analyzes and explains complex staffing requirements to effectively manage operations.

· Applies and develops defensive countermeasures based on actionable intelligence. Ensures the operational integration of intelligence-led policing.

· Shares and builds upon the COP’s vision and acts as a catalyst for Departmental change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

· Builds and maintains working relationships and liaison capabilities with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

· Serves as a change agent for innovation and modern security policing practices.

· Advances training and education standards for leadership development and professionalization of the Department.


Communication: Skill in disseminating relevant information about decisions, plans, programs, and activities to executive corporation members, colleagues, subordinate personnel, and external partners and groups and organizations involved in patrol operations work.

Leadership: Skill in communicating a clear understanding of policies/procedures, job and program responsibilities, task objectives, priorities, deadlines, and performance expectations; obtaining commitment to task objectives; facilitating cooperation and teamwork; and recognizing effective performance.

Organizational Awareness: Skill in taking into account the needs and requirements of internal and external customers, evaluating the results of patrol and support operations from a systems perspective, and implementing a continuous improvement measures.

Planning: Skill in determining short- and long-term objectives and strategies, using policy/procedures to accomplish goals and objectives, allocating resources according to priorities, mobilizing personnel and resources efficiently, proactively developing contingency plans, and tracking work progress and ensuring completion.

Problem Solving: Skill in anticipating and identifying job-related problems, analyzing the problems in a systematic but timely manner, and acting decisively to implement comprehensive solutions that improve situations.

Professional Knowledge: Skill in applying one’s knowledge of patrol operations, policing support functions and programs, police administration, inter-jurisdictional responsibilities, TSA/DHS and related standards and legal requirements, organizational and program development, change management, in directing national railway patrol operations.


· Successful completion of executive development training (e.g., FBINA, SMIP).

· Experience in effectively administering a patrol function with investigations responsibility or a police support function with multiple areas of responsibility.

· Experience in creative crime prevention, crime control, and community policing and programming.

· Extensive years of progressively responsible professional experience within a criminal justice agency, demonstrated years of which were at the administrative level.

· Must be a commissioned police officer or able to obtain a railroad police commission in the state of residence or state of employment.


Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in criminal justice, police science, public or business administration, management, social and behavioral sciences and/or other related field.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

requisition ID: 28921

Posting Location(s): District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia

Personnel Area: DC07

Job Family/Function: Safety & Security

Relocation Offered: No

Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree

Travel Requirements: Up to 50%

Employment Experience

Requirements: 10 plus years of experience

APD Benefits website:

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free. In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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