Employment Opportunity

DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF

 The Township of Spring, a Berks County, PA Municipality with a population of 27,500 is seeking a proven, energetic leader to serve as the Deputy Police Chief for its 29 member accredited Police Department.

Under the general direction of the Police Chief, the Deputy Police Chief serves as the operational director of the Police Department, and generally oversees the internal operations of the Department. The successful candidate will participate in command decisions of the department and is responsible for highly sensitive departmental, program, administrative, and operational activities. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing oversight and high level direction to the Department.
  • Assisting the Chief and leading the development, evaluation, and implementation of departmental policies, processes, and programs.
  • Leading the development and execution of the Department’s strategic plan, annual action plans, and organizational development and change management initiatives to achieve the Department’s goals and objectives.
  • Representing the Department in a variety of meetings and hearings and acting on behalf of the Police Chief as directed.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Ability to promote the mission and vision of the Department, set and attain goals, create a clear sense of purpose, manage change, be creative and innovative, and plan strategically.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a command officer in a law enforcement agency with experience in personnel management, leadership, policy development, and sound management practices. Demonstrates the ability to lead, plan, organize, and direct staff to achieve timely and effective outcomes.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend and/or implement effective courses of action; ability to make independent, appropriate, ethical decisions regarding difficult and/or highly sensitive matters in accordance with good public policy and an understanding of consequences of actions.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff and foster a healthy and productive work environment in accordance with Department’s values.
  • Ability to present information and express ideas in a clear, confident, and convincing manner, both orally and in writing; and to receive, interpret, and respond to information in ways that are appropriate to various listeners and situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to develop positive working relationships and interact effectively with staff at all levels within the Department as well as individuals and entities within the community and the general public.

Additional Requirements:

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience as a full-time police officer;
  • Minimum of a four year degree in Criminal Justice, or other field related to law enforcement from an accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of the FBI National Academy or similar leadership and command training.
  • Current Act 120, MPOETC Certification or eligibility for immediate certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Successful completion of oral interview, physical examination, psychological examination, drug screen, background check and credit check.

The Township of Spring offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits offering.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to Danielle Reardon, Director of Human Resources, at dreardon@springtwpberks.org. Deadline to apply is end of business on Friday, July 31st, 2020.