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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

  • $73,000

    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

85.0%

Female

8.8%

Unknown

6.2%
Ethnicity

White

67.3%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.4%

German

4.7%

Dakota

4.7%

Arabic

4.7%

Italian

4.7%

Vietnamese

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

French

2.3%

Carrier

2.3%

Russian

2.3%

Korean

2.3%
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Chief Of Police Education

Schools

The Academy

17.4%

University of Phoenix

9.5%

Northwestern University

7.9%

Columbia Southern University

7.6%

Sam Houston State University

5.8%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

4.7%

Troy University

4.2%

Liberty University

4.2%

Bellevue University

4.2%

University of Cincinnati

3.9%

Columbus State University

3.9%

Kaplan University

3.9%

University of Virginia

3.4%

Capella University

3.2%

Ashford University

2.9%

Webster University

2.9%

Central Texas College

2.9%

Eastern Kentucky University

2.6%

Pennsylvania State University

2.4%

Jacksonville State University

2.4%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

44.7%

Law Enforcement

13.6%

Business

9.6%

Law

5.8%

Public Administration

5.5%

Management

4.8%

Education

2.3%

General Studies

1.8%

Homeland Security

1.5%

Psychology

1.4%

Sociology

1.4%

Human Resources Management

1.2%

Political Science

1.0%

Fire Science And Protection

0.9%

Educational Leadership

0.9%

Medical Technician

0.9%

Natural Resources Management

0.8%

Liberal Arts

0.8%

Accounting

0.7%

Finance

0.7%
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Degrees

Other

34.2%

Bachelors

22.1%

Masters

20.1%

Associate

11.2%

Certificate

8.2%

Doctorate

2.6%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.6%
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Average Yearly Salary
$73,000
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$38,000
Min 10%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$73,000
Median 50%
$138,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Milford, MA
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Avg Experience Level
6.0 years
How much does a Chief Of Police make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Chief Of Police in the United States is $73,406 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $138,000.

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Top Skills for A Chief Of Police

  1. Police Department
  2. Civilian Personnel
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Administer the police department's personnel management program, including disciplinary actions, promotions and employee evaluations.
  • Conduct delegated civilian personnel management responsibilities.
  • Perform regular self audits and inspections of all department standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with established standards of excellence.
  • Directed all law enforcement operations at Fort McCoy including program management, project management, and related administrative functions.
  • Maintained and conducted all public safety and security costs through financial analysis and contractor/vendor negotiations.

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