Connecticut Police Chiefs Association

Greenwich - Deputy Police Chief

Town of Greenwich seeks Deputy Chief of Police

Salary : $150,000.00 - $157,000.00 Annually

Locaton: Greenwich, CT

Job Type: Full Time


Job Number: 22-23-00316

Closing: 4/3/2023 4:00 PM Eastern

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Genal Statement of Duties

  • The Deputy Chief of Police is an executive command employee who serves as second in command of the Greenwich Police Department and is responsible for the efficient and orderly operation of the Police Department. The Deputy Chief performs professional managerial, administrative and technical work in directing the operations and functions of the Police Department, participates in the formulation and recommendation of policies and procedures and strategic planning.  
  • Depending upon organizational needs, the position of Deputy Chief may engage in any of the following managerial activities:
  • Overseeing and supervising Commanders of a major police division, organizing, directing and managing activities; Serving as the departmental personnel officer; Overseeing internal investigations; Critiquing and resolving police problems; Analyzing effectiveness of methods; Interpreting departmental policies and regulations; Instructing subordinate officers in special cases.
  • The Deputy Chief reports to and assists the Chief of Police and may assume the role and responsibilities of the Chief in their absence.


Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in Law Enforcement Administration or a related field (Master’s Degree and FBI Academy training preferred), plus 8 years of progressively responsible law enforcement administration experience including at least 5 years in a supervisory capacity; and certification as a Police Officer in the State of Connecticut.


  • Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of police science and administration, as well as of pertinent Federal, State and Municipal laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to administer the activities of a municipal police department and to supervise the work of others.
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations with firmness and tact.
  • Considerable ability to make decisions within deadlines in an environment of limited resources and competing claims.
  • Considerable skill in problem identification and resolution.
  • Considerable skill in personnel management techniques in a police environment.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers, including law-enforcement related software and standard office equipment.
  • Skilled in the use of firearms and able to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions; ability to meet certification requirements in firearms, emergency care, defensive tactics, basic academy and advanced curricula.
  • Considerable ability to command the respect of police personnel, and to direct and supervise police work.
  • Ability to analyze a wide variety of police operating and investigative problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, and officials of other agencies.
  • Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public and to establish and maintain effective, satisfactory public relations and media relations.
  • Ability to perform functions of law enforcement under adverse weather conditions and under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions, compose, and generate computer reports, and to make public presentations.
  • Ability to operate an automobile in the State of Connecticut safely and  in accordance with traffic laws and rules, as well as a variety of other means of transportation as required by the position.
  • Ability to walk and run for extended periods and to physically operate all law-enforcement related equipment.

Job Description

Department: Police Department

Bargaining Status:  Management & Confidential

Salary Range:  M/C-8

FLSA Status: Exempt

Class:  Unclassified

Job Code: 2046

Date Created: July 2002

Last Amended: April 2021


Conducts special investigations, research projects and studies on crime and departmental operations as directed. Frequently serves as department spokesperson. 


  • Responsible for the selection and recommendation of all new police recruits to the Chief of Police in order to insure the highest caliber of employee. Assists in the drafting of law enforcement policy and plans for the implementation of municipal law enforcement goals, and planning for short and long-term resource and scheduling requirements to meet objectives. Develops and prepares grant applications and oversees grant programs.
  • Analyzes departmental operations and recommends practices and procedures to address problems and issues discovered.
  • Oversees and may direct the daily activities of the various divisions within the Police Department.
  • Assumes the duties, responsibilities, and authority of the Police Chief in the Chief's absence. Represents the Department and the Police Chief at various meetings of boards, community groups or public gatherings, and speaks in public with news media as directed.
  • Acts as departmental personnel officer, reviews personnel actions, investigates personnel problems and complaints, prepares reports of findings and recommendations, and directs training activities for the department.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual departmental budget, and in controlling the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets.
  • Coordinates and confers with Federal, State, and regional agencies and other municipalities on intergovernmental police problems and crime information. Confers with other members of the department, other police departments, Town officials and the general public concerning policing problems.
  • Maintains professional development, keeping current in the areas of public management, and in the philosophy, principles and practices of police science and administration. Conducts informal training programs for subordinates and participates in general police training programs.
  • Maintains a variety of control records; conducts special studies and investigations of operating procedures, methods, and problems; supervises the preparation of work reports; 
  • prepares memoranda and correspondence; performs computer entry, research and statistical analysis.
  • Recognizes conditions of danger on roads, building sites, in dwellings and other areas, and initiates action to correct problems including notifying other agencies for assistance.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Performs other related work as required.

Supplemental Information

The Town reserves the right to limit the number of candidates that are invited to participate in the interview process.

External candidates will be subject to a law enforcement background investigation and fingerprinting, and if conditionally offered the position, must successfully pass a post-offer polygraph examination and psychological evaluation.  External candidates will also be required to undertake and successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, which includes a substance abuse screening test, given at the Town's expense prior to employment if conditionally offered the position. 

Agency: Town of Greenwich

Address:  101 Field Point Road,Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830

Phone: 203-861-3188