USA is honored to announce that Ann Arbor, Michigan, resident population of approximately
120,000, seeks experienced police leaders as applicants to serve as this
community’s next Deputy Chief of Police. The Police Department currently has a
vacancy in one of its two Deputy Chief positions.
Arbor is located in southeastern Michigan and is the county seat of Washtenaw
County. It is served by three freeways:
Interstate 94, US 23 and M-14. Ann Arbor, known for its acres of trees and
progressive environmental initiatives, has something for every interest,
including performance venues, museums and world-class dining and shopping. The city also has nearly 160 city parks, two
city golf courses, two city canoe liveries on the Huron River and numerous
trails that allow residents to enjoy the city’s great outdoors.
Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, which is the dominant institution
of higher learning in the city. The university shapes Ann Arbor's economy
significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the
medical center. The city's economy is also centered on high technology, with
several companies drawn to the area by the university's research and development
activities, and by its graduates.
The Ann Arbor Police Department is staffed by 122 sworn police officers and 26 non-sworn
staff. All members of the Department,
excluding the Chief of Police, are represented by one of 6 collective
bargaining units. The Police Department
currently is organized according to two main Divisions, the Operations Division
and the Support Services Division. Each
of these Divisions is commanded by a Deputy Chief. The Department’s current Operating Budget is
The City is seeking an innovative
and collaborative professional with proven managerial, strong interpersonal and
customer service skills.
Successful candidates must have the following
outgoing personality and be approachable and accessible to residents, business
and governmental leaders.
next Deputy Chief of Police must be open and available to all Police Department
staff and City employees, welcoming of and encouraging diversity within both
the department and the community, and should have strong familiarity with
campus community activities and city/campus relationships.
must be committed to training, professional development and community
engagement. Labor relations experience
and a history of successful partnerships with community stakeholders is
candidates will have sufficient varied and responsible command experience to
review organizational structure, staffing, and personnel assignments and make
changes when appropriate, to insure departmental capability to carry out its
mission and responsibilities in an exemplary manner.
Deputy Chief of Police must be experienced in addressing internal
organizational and personnel issues present in most police agencies as well as
have demonstrated ability in addressing these problems in a positive,
professional, timely and impartial manner.
Deputy Chief of Police is expected to be a strategic thinker, anticipating
issues or trends and must be open to new approaches and technologies while also
thinking beyond the walls of the Police Department, understanding the needs of
the City as a whole and of the region’s public safety community.
Deputy Chief of Police is expected to have financial management skills and a
clear understanding of resource allocation while avoiding micromanagement.
next Deputy Chief will possess well-developed writing and public speaking
skills and the utmost integrity.
candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or
university, with a focus in criminal justice, public administration, business
administration or a related field.
training such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School
of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute or similar programs is required.
successful candidate must also possess or be able to obtain a State of Michigan
driver’s license and certification as a police officer from the Michigan
Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).
annual salary for this position is currently $121,929.08. A 2.25% increase is provided for 8 in the
current collective bargaining agreement.
The City of Ann Arbor also offers an attractive benefits package.
professionals may submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5
professional references by July 16, 2017 to consultant Joe De Lopez at:
Click here to apply!
Electronic submissions are
required. Telephone inquiries: GovHR USA (847) 380-3240
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