City of Brookhaven
September 22, 2022
4362 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319
Job Posting Expires:


Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $99,772.00 - $129,704.00 Salary/year


The City of Brookhaven, GA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Police. Brookhaven is in northern DeKalb County directly northeast of Atlanta.


Under the administrative direction of the Chief of Police, the Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for assisting the Chief of Police in the effective administration of all police department operations of the City of Brookhaven. The work includes the direction of all employees assigned to the Deputy Chief by the Chief of Police and their activities and the maintenance of a respected and fair performance evaluation system.

The Deputy Chief will plan and direct police services and functions, which include, patrol, traffic, investigation, support, and all administrative services. The Deputy Chief will have direct involvement in the selection process, training, supervision, awards, the discipline of departmental personnel, and other related services concerned with the preservation of life and property in the City; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief of Police. Work is reviewed through discussion of major administrative problems and by the review of departmental performance standards.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the programs and activities of the Police Department as assigned by the Chief of Police.
  • Assess and monitor employee performance and behavior to include; supervision of direct and indirect employees in the Police Department.
  • Confers regularly with the Chief of Police regarding the department’s goals, accomplishments, activities, and needs.
  • Takes active command during emergencies in the absence of the Chief of Police
  • Implement and assist in the establishment of short and long-range departmental priorities, goals, and objectives; establishes and maintain short and long-range financial plans and strategies
  • Supports the Chief of Police in the development and implementation of police policies and programs, establishes directives for these programs; may act as negotiator regarding police intergovernmental agreements; including maintaining knowledge and familiarity of the city, its streets, businesses, and public and residential areas.
  • Formulates work methods and practices to be followed by the department.
  • Appraises work conditions and takes necessary steps to improve police department operations.
  • Cooperates with the county, state, and federal officers in the apprehension and detention of wanted persons, and other matters related to the Police Department.
  • Advises and assists subordinates in complex criminal or other investigation and enforcement duties.
  • Attends civic, community, and professional meetings regarding public safety matters.
  • Prepares for and attends to court and legal proceedings as necessary.
  • Oversees and manages the annual budget in collaboration with the Chief of Police
  • Prepares a variety of reports as deemed necessary by the Chief of Police.
  • Attends various law enforcement conferences and seminars to keep abreast of new trends in law enforcement as may be required to improve the management of the Police department's facilities and employees.
  • Prepare and present internal and external presentations to include; employees, city council, civic groups, and other community organizations, as needed.
  • Available during assigned off time due to an emergency and/or unusual occurrence.
  • Contributes to the Chief of Police’s preparation of policy decisions and recommendations to the City Manager and City Council; and performs additional duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal law enforcement program.
  • Principles and practices of program development, law enforcement administration, organization, supervision, and management.
  • Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.
  • Methods and techniques used in providing the full range of law enforcement and crime prevention services and activities including community problem solving, investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, juvenile programs, records management, search and seizure, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.
  • Methods, programs, and resources related to peer support, co-responder, mental health awareness, initiatives, and crisis intervention techniques
  • Care, maintenance, and operation of firearms, police vehicles, and other modern police equipment.
  • Methods and techniques of public relations.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Recent court decisions and how they affect department operations.
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of training, performance evaluation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Functions and objectives of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

  • Manage and direct a comprehensive law enforcement program.
  • Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments and/or recommendations.
  • Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower-level staff.
  • Analyze complex law enforcement issues, evaluate alternatives, and implement sound solutions.
  • Adjust standard operating procedures as necessary to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility as deemed appropriate.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Prepare and develop leaders in the organization with a focus on best practice people leadership skills: emotional intelligence, accountability, effective feedback and 1:1’s, manage employee relations issues to include hostility and tension among others, etc.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public.
  • Meet standards for physical endurance, agility, health, and vision.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Facilitate group participation and consensus building.
  • Effectively use and qualify with law enforcement tools and weapons including firearms, batons, defensive tactics, and other safety equipment.
  • Operate specialized law enforcement equipment including specialized police vehicles, radios, video systems, and radars.
  • Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and training:

The candidate must meet all minimum qualifications outlined below to be eligible to participate in the selection process.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminology, criminal justice, police science, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A Master's degree is desirable.
  • Possession of a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate.
  • Completion of a Command Level Leadership Program (Northwestern, SPI, NA)
  • Ten(10) or more years of progressive experience in public safety enforcement and service work, including at least five (5) years of upper-level command experience; at which 3 or more are at a Division Commander level.
  • Maintain required level of proficiency and certification in the use of firearms and evasive action/driving skills; including leadership development.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia driver's license and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.
  • Must complete a minimum of 20 hours of required in-service training annually to maintain P.O.S.T. certification.
  • A cover letter is required as part of the application process.


Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment including guns and handcuffs, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate the equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

Employees must be committed to a high standard of confidentiality and be willing and able to comply with all GCIC/NCIC laws and all departmental policies and rules and must be willing to report and/or act on any GCIC/NCIC violations and potential or suspected violations to appropriate supervisory personnel.

The incumbent is expected to meet attendance standards as determined by city management. Employees must be available and willing to work on a full-time basis according to the assigned schedule. Must be available and willing to work overtime (including daily, weekends, and holidays) as determined by management as necessary to meet business needs.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, and with explosives, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration.


The employee must possess and continue to maintain throughout the course of the role a commitment to the (10) ten essential moral values that build character and instill positive and healthy interactions with others (Respect, honesty, compassion, education, not harming others, hard work, kindness, and gratitude).  In addition to, the (5) five principles of autonomy, justice, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and fidelity.


The City of Brookhaven is an equal opportunity employer.

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