Connecticut Police Chiefs Association

Deputy Chief of Police - Town of Simsbury

The Town of Simsbury, Connecticut is seeking an innovative, dynamic and experienced professional to be its Deputy Chief of Police. Please go to to submit an application, this posting closes at 11:59PM on August 16th.
The Deputy Chief of Police is entrusted with developing and administering programs and activities to ensure the safety and security of the Simsbury community.  The Deputy Chief of Police will assist the Chief of Police in developing and carrying out the mission and vision for the department. They will assist the Chief of Police in planning, directing and evaluating the day-to-day operations of Department activities including: drafting departmental policies and procedures; developing and implementing departmental goals; organizing and controlling department resources to preserve the peace and protection of persons and property; developing, implementing, and evaluating departmental services; and assisting in preparation of the departments operating and capital budgets. The Deputy Chief of Police will develop grant proposals and oversee implementation of grant awards while ensuring the department is compliant with the requirements of all awarded grants. The Deputy Chief of Police is also responsible for coaching, supervising and evaluating departmental personnel in accordance with collective bargaining provisions and other applicable Human Resources policies. The Deputy Chief of Police commands the department in the absence of the Chief.

A resume, letter of interest, and list of three (3) professional references are required for consideration.


Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Being eligible for certification by the CT Police Officers Standard and Training Council and extensive supervisory experience is also required. Collective bargaining experience is preferred. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, at least 2 years of which were at the rank of Lieutenant or higher at the time of appointment is required.  Preferred is a master’s degree, experience working in a CALEA accredited agency and a proven commitment to professional development such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers or Command Officers Development Courses.

Other Duties:
Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEOC Statement:
It is the policy of the Town of Simsbury to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Town of Simsbury will provide reasonable accommodations, that do not present an undue hardship, for qualified individuals with disabilities.