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Deputy Police Chief
The Town of South Boston, VA is seeking a Deputy Police Chief to direct and coordinate the protective service and administrative tasks for the Operations or Services divisions of the Police Department.  Located in Southside Virginia, the Town of South Boston has a population of approximately 7,900 residents.  The designation of Deputy Chief is conferred by the Police Chief and retention of designation is at the pleasure of the Chief.  Permanent rank held by department members is retained with accompanying privileges and protection of that rank. Work may involve an element of personal danger. 
Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the department such as Operations or Services. Meets and confers with government officials, community groups, special agencies, and the public to provide information on Police activities. 
The Deputy Police Chief reports directly to the Police Chief. This salaried supervisory position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week, with additional hours, including nights, weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.  Selected applicants will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation.
Salary & Benefits
Starting salary is established at a range of $83,000 - $96,919 per year  depending on experience and qualifications.  Educational pay incentives are offered as an increase to yearly salary for anyone hired with an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree.  Benefits include the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) with LEOS. A $2,500 sign on bonus is available for a selected applicant with current Virginia law enforcement certification through the Department of Criminal Justice Services.


Application filing deadline is April 30, 2024.

To apply, please complete the online application at https://southboston.applicantpro.com/jobs/; or you may submit a résumé and cover letter to Town of South Boston, Attn: Terri Rowland, Director of Human Resources, 455 Ferry Street, South Boston, VA 24592;  (e-mail) trowland@southbostonva.us

Position: Deputy Police Chief
Organization: Town of South Boston
Location: South Boston,  VA 
United States
Salary: $83,000 - $96,919 annually, DOQ/DOE.
Posting Start Date: 3/25/2024
Date Posted: 3/25/2024
Requirements Must be a Virginia Certified Law Enforcement Officer at the time of application or possess the ability to attain such certification within one year of employment.

Must possess a valid appropriate driver's license.

Preferred education and experience of ideal candidates:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice or related field; or a combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive previous law enforcement experience is required with a minimum of five (5) years  
  • Graduation from or willing to attend when course is available, one or more of the following:  FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, or other similar specialized law enforcement or management training.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/30/2024
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Organization Information
Town of South Boston
455 Ferry Street

South Boston,  VA 24592
United States
Terri Rowland, Director of Human Resources


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