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Working As A Chief Of Police

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $82,090

    Average Salary

What Does A Chief Of Police Do

A Chief Of Police is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command of a police department. They plan, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate police department operations.

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Chief Of Police Demographics

Gender

Male

85.4%

Female

12.9%

Unknown

1.7%
Ethnicity

White

84.6%

Hispanic or Latino

7.9%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

1.3%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.6%

Dakota

5.4%

Italian

5.4%

Vietnamese

2.7%

Bosnian

2.7%

Serbian

2.7%

Japanese

2.7%

French

2.7%

Russian

2.7%

Korean

2.7%

Arabic

2.7%
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Chief Of Police Education

Schools

The Academy

12.6%

University of Phoenix

10.5%

Northwestern University

8.8%

Columbia Southern University

7.4%

Sam Houston State University

6.0%

University of Virginia

4.9%

University of Cincinnati

4.2%

Troy University

4.2%

Liberty University

4.2%

Bellevue University

4.2%

Columbus State University

3.9%

Kaplan University

3.9%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.5%

Ashford University

3.5%

Webster University

3.5%

Central Texas College

3.5%

Western Illinois University

3.2%

Governors State University

2.8%

Eastern Kentucky University

2.8%

Mountain State University

2.5%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

44.1%

Law Enforcement

13.8%

Business

10.2%

Law

6.0%

Public Administration

5.2%

Management

5.0%

Education

2.1%

General Studies

1.7%

Psychology

1.6%

Sociology

1.5%

Human Resources Management

1.2%

Educational Leadership

0.9%

Political Science

0.9%

Fire Science And Protection

0.9%

Homeland Security

0.9%

Liberal Arts

0.9%

Public Relations

0.8%

Criminology

0.8%

Finance

0.7%

Medical Technician

0.7%
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Degrees

Other

35.5%

Bachelors

22.2%

Masters

19.8%

Associate

10.4%

Certificate

8.3%

Doctorate

2.5%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.6%
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Top Skills for A Chief Of Police

CivilianPersonnelProceduresPublicSafetyLawEnforcementAgenciesEmergencySituationsEvidenceSupervisePoliceOfficersCriminalInvestigationsAnnualDepartmentBudgetPoliceServicesPoliceDepartmentBudgetCitizenComplaintsOversightCrimePreventionFirearmsResourceCommunityRelationsStateLawsK-9

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Top Chief Of Police Skills

  1. Civilian Personnel
  2. Procedures
  3. Public Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conduct delegated civilian personnel management responsibilities.
  • Reviewed and modified policy procedures to meet current law enforcement trends and standards for accreditation.
  • Advised other University Departments and student groups regarding Police and Public Safety matters.
  • Coordinated drug task force operations and task force officers with the Attorney General's Office and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Respond to and provide supervision regarding criminal investigations and emergency situations.

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