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Assistant Police Chief

Assistant Police Chief

Addison, TX, USA

Addison, TX, USA

Town of Addison

Jacqueline 'Jackie' Seabrooks


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The Town of Addison, Texas is offering an excellent opportunity for a contemporary law enforcement leader desiring to work alongside a forward- thinking Police Chief dedicated to serving a unique community in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex. This Assistant Police Chief position provides a bedrock opportunity for a progressive police leader to assist the Police Chief in leading an organization committed to providing highly responsive services in a unique, niche community.


Located immediately north of the City of Dallas, the Town of Addison neighbors the communities of Farmer’s Branch and Carrollton. This year, as the Town of Addison celebrates its 70th Anniversary, it enjoys a compelling reputation for being an entertainment mecca well-known for dining, special events, and theater.

Addison, which has developed rapidly over the past five decades, is home to affluent neighborhoods, hundreds of million-dollar companies, and scores of quality hotels and restaurants. Addison’s business-to-resident ratio is unusually high at 80:20. Because of Addison’s overwhelming commercial atmosphere, its residents enjoy a unique lifestyle not common in other suburbs. Though Addison has only 16,661 residents in its 4.4 square miles land space, this urban enclave has evolved into a cosmopolitan center serving a daily population of well over 125,000 businesspersons and visitors.

Addison’s reputation for maintaining a high quality of urban life has attracted considerable development. Addison is home to nearly 12 million square feet of quality office and warehouse space. Addison also boasts 22 hotels with over 3,600 rooms and more than 200 restaurants (an average of 46 restaurants per square mile). Developments such as Addison Circle and Vitruvian Park have not only made Addison a desired place to live but also have made the Town a focal point for some of North Texas’ major events such as the nationally recognized Addison Kaboom Town!, Oktoberfest, and Taste Addison.


The Police Department is committed to the Town’s overarching Addison Way philosophy and its core ethos of service. The Addison Police Department is dedicated to a standard of excellence in promoting and maintaining a safe and peaceful community. The police, through community partnerships, work to preserve order, protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, and safeguard individual liberties. Its members conduct themselves according to the highest ethical standards and treat others with fairness, dignity, and respect. The men and women of the Addison Police Department are committed to managing the organization with professionalism, leadership, and integrity.

The Addison Police Department’s annual budget of approximately $ 11.3 million supports an authorized staff of 75 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) positions, approximately 47 of whom are police officers. The Department’s current command structure consists of the Chief of Police, an Assistant Chief, a Captain, five lieutenants, eight sergeants, and non-sworn professional staff leadership team consisting of a management assistant and two supervisors.


Under the limited supervision of the Chief of Police, the Assistant Chief is currently responsible for supervising the department’s daily activities in Field Operations and Criminal Investigations. This exempt, at-will position is appointed by the Chief of Police in consultation with the City Manager and Deputy City Manager.

As a crucial member of the Police Department’s executive leadership team, the Assistant Chief’s key duties and responsibilities include modeling leadership behaviors and actions that are consistent with the Addison Way and the Police Department’s mission; monitoring crime data, reports, and trends; developing and recommending comprehensive programs designed to effectively correct operational deficiencies; facilitating staff development through mentoring and counselling; and assisting in the forecasting, preparation, and administrative oversight of the Police Department’s budget.

The ideal candidate must be a proven leader who will embrace the responsibilities and accountability inherent in their role as the second-in-command in the Addison Police Department. The competitive candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communication abilities – both orally and in writing – and have solid experience with community engagement, staff, and organizational development.


Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job is qualifying. The most attractive candidates will possess the following:


  • Bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, or related field is required.

  • Completion of at least 12 hours of advanced education toward master's degree in criminal justice, Political Science, Public Administration, or related field. The successful candidate will have 24 months from the date of appointment to meet this requirement.


  • Minimum ten (10) years of law enforcement experience as a certified peace officer.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a command level position – rank of Captain or higher – in an agency of comparable or larger size serving a community with a population of 50,000 or greater.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Texas candidates must possess an Advanced Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement).

  • Out-of-State candidates must be able to get an Advanced Peace Officer Certificate from TCOLE.


The annual compensation range for this position is $149,287 to $167,856 with final placement in the range dependent on qualifications and experience. Addison also offers an excellent benefits package including participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 7% employee contribution and a 2:1 match by the Town of Addison upon retirement. Addison also provides excellent insurance benefits for employees including health plan options, and dental and vision coverage. Additionally, life insurance and long-term disability are provided. Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. And an annual vehicle allowance of $5,399 and relocation assistance will be provided to the selected candidate in accordance with municipal policy.


Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter below no later than Monday, June 19, 2023. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.

Due to the public nature of searches in the State of Texas, confidential inquiries are recommended to Jacqueline Seabrooks at (916) 550-4100 before submission of materials.

This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.

The Town of Addison is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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