Northglenn, CO

Deputy Chief of Police


Northglenn, CO

Deputy Chief of Police

A national search in underway for an outstanding police leader to become the Deputy Chief of Police in Northglenn, Colorado.  The City of Northglenn has roughly 40,000 residents and is situated in the north-central section of the Denver metropolitan area, only 15 minutes north of downtown Denver.

The department recently had an organizational assessment conducted that resulted in a planned reorganization of the department. The Deputy Chief is a new position and one of the first pieces of the department reorganization. The Deputy Chief will serve as the “second-in-command” and will be tasked with leading innovation and creativity within the department and implementing best policing practices that are appropriate for today’s world. The Deputy Chief will serve as a key designer, promoter, motivator, and catalyst for aligning the department’s culture with the organizational values. 

The Deputy Chief will assist and support the Chief of Police in the overall management and administration of the Police Department. The department has a 2021 budget of $11.4 million and currently employs 73 full-time sworn positions and 20.5 non-sworn staff, who perform services in one of four main divisions; each division is led by a commander, who will report directly to the new Deputy Chief.  

Eight years of progressively responsible law enforcement management experience and a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, business management, public administration, or a closely related field or equivalent experience and education that demonstrates the applicant’s career potential is qualifying.  Master’s degree desirable but not required.  

This at-will position’s starting salary will be in $130,000-$140,000 DOQ, with the top of the range at $170,000. The City of Northglenn offers a very generous benefits package. Further details on city provided benefits may be obtained here.

For optimal consideration, interested candidates should apply by February 8, 2021.  Electronic submissions will be accepted at and should include a compelling cover letter, executive resume, and list of references. Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to Gary Peterson at (916) 622-5323 or  After the selection, an offer will be made contingent on the successful completion of a pre-offer and post-offer/hire process as required by the position: oral board, agility test, reference checks, background checks, driving check through DMV, CVSA/polygraph, psychological, medical examination, drug screen, and fingerprint checks through CBI/FBI.

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