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Deputy Chief of Police

Deputy Chief of Police

Dublin, OH, USA

Dublin, OH, USA

City of Dublin

Chief Bryan Noblett (ret.) and Chief Greg Nelson (ret.)


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The City of Dublin, Ohio is offering an excellent team-focused position for a contemporary law enforcement leader who is seeking an opportunity to work alongside the Chief of Police to make a lasting difference in a police department grounded in community service, public safety, professionalism, and best practices. This newly added Deputy Chief of Police position will provide a bedrock opportunity for an up-and-coming police leader to be part of a benchmark organization dedicated to providing responsive service in a highly desirable community.


The City of Dublin Police Department is a progressive law enforcement organization that places a strong emphasis on Community-Oriented Policing. The Police Department has full-time police officers in Patrol, the Detective Bureau, the Community Impact Unit, and Community Education Unit (school resource officers). There are also several ancillary units with duties including background investigations, bicycle patrol, drone piloting, field training, and more. The Dublin Police Department has maintained CALEA accreditation since 1991, which is not just an indication of its commitment to best practices but serves as a source of pride for the City as well.

The Dublin Police Department leadership is comprised of nine (9) sergeants, six (6) lieutenants, three (3) Deputy Chiefs, and the Chief of Police. The Deputy Chief position that is the subject of this recruitment is a newly added position. Each Deputy Chief is assigned to lead one of three bureaus: Support Services, Operations, and Community and Professional Services.


Under the direction of the Chief of Police, this Deputy Chief will initially be assigned to oversee the Community and Professional Services Bureau, which includes the Community Education Unit (school resource officers), Professional Standards and Accreditation, and the Northwest Regional Emergency Communications Center (NRECC). A Professional Standards Manager, an Operations Manager (NRECC), and a lieutenant will report directly to this Deputy Chief. The NRECC is the primary public safety dispatch center for the cities of Dublin, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, and Worthington, Washington Township, and Norwich Township. The NRECC is located inside the Dublin Justice Center and is staffed by a team of 29 dispatchers, 1 Communications Systems Specialist, 1 CAD Manager, 6 supervisors, 3 communications managers and 1 operations manager.

The Deputy Chief is responsible for the overall supervision and management of assigned sworn and non-sworn personnel, functions and activities of the Dublin Police Department and the NRECC. Some additional duties the Deputy Chief will perform include reinforcing the organizational commitment to CALEA Accreditation standards and the principles of Community Oriented Policing; developing and implementing policy and procedures for the individual work units and the organization as a whole; interacting and collaborating with other agencies, citizens and customers; maintaining relations with other local, County, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies and other agencies in the criminal justice system; and directing and managing the Department’s role in special events and engaging in special event planning, budgeting, and associated operations.


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

  • Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Police Science, or another related field. A Master’s Degree is desirable. The City of Dublin only considers as acceptable those degrees from degree granting institutions approved by one of two nationally recognized accredited organizations; either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education.

  • Experience: Candidates must hold the rank of Police Lieutenant or higher and have at least three (3) years of experience in a management capacity in a comparably sized or larger police agency.

  • Certification: Possession of a valid Ohio Peace Officer Certification issued by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council or the ability to obtain this certification in a timely manner.

  • Residency Requirement: Must establish and maintain a primary place of residence within a County in which the Police Department has jurisdiction, or a county contiguous with such County of jurisdiction (includes Franklin, Delaware, Morrow, Marion, Hardin, Logan, Champaign, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, Licking, and Knox Counties).


The salary range for the Deputy Chief of Police is $105,900 - $155,300, with placement in the range dependent on qualifications and experience. In addition, the City of Dublin offers the selected candidate an excellent benefits package including a City match of 19.50% into an employee’s Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. Subject to restrictions, an officer may purchase full-time service credit earned under another Ohio retirement system, such as the Cincinnati Retirement System, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, School Employees Retirement System, State Highway Patrol Retirement System, or State Teachers Retirement System. Other benefits include group medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision benefits to all employees serving in full-time permanent positions and their dependents; paid vacation, sick, personal, and holiday leave; tuition reimbursement; relocation assistance; and an assigned vehicle.

Additional benefit details can be found by clicking on the .pdf links for the recruitment brochure and Non-Union Compensation Plan on this page.


Interested candidates should submit a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter below no later than Monday, April 15, 2024.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Chief Bryan Noblett (ret.) or Chief Greg Nelson (ret.) at (916) 550-4100.

Because of the public records laws in Ohio, the identity of applicants and application materials cannot be considered confidential.

The City of Dublin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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