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Deputy Police Chief - Ashland,   OR

Date Posted:
January 20, 2023

Ashland,   OR

Position Title:
Deputy Police Chief


The City of Ashland, Oregon is seeking a Deputy Police Chief for this vibrant and progressive community of 21,600 tucked among the foothills of southern Oregon's mountainous Rogue Valley.  

Located 30 minutes north of the California border along the I-5 corridor, Ashland is known as a cultural hot spot, offering a small-town charm with sophisticated amenities. The city enjoys a walkable downtown, over 100 restaurants, and a rich heritage of art, theater, and music. The mix of Ashland's artisan culture, college population, and tourism create a vibrant community that attracts over 400,000 visitors a year. 




This an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is interested in working for a progressive police chief and who wants to help lead a community-oriented and engaged police department. The Deputy Chief will be managing the day-to-day operation of the Department and along with the Chief will have a significant role in managing a proactive police department. 




The Ashland Police Department (APD) is a leading agency in Southern Oregon and beyond, pioneering new paths in professional policing and adopting new national best practices. Operating with a current budget of $8 million and 35 budgeted FTEs, APD is a forward-thinking department that's been given the latitude by both the community and government to look for ways to push forward the practice of policing in a proactive, community-driven way. Community-oriented policing, relationship building, and problem solving represent the cornerstone of the Department’s organizational philosophy.  




A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in criminology, criminal justice, police science, or a related field.  


A minimum of eight (8) years of sworn police officer experience in a university, city, county, or state police agency, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity in a law enforcement field.   


OR: Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job proficiently may substitute for the above requirements.   


Full position profile and job description available at gmphr.com. 


More Information:   

GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Ashland with this search. Learn more at gmphr.com. The City of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is February 19, 2023. 


Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
February 26, 2023

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