Job Req ID:  113411

Deputy Chief of Police

Deputy Chief of Police

The newly established Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD) is seeking two Deputy Chiefs of Police – one to oversee Operations and the other to oversee Support Services – to help build a police department that prioritizes the well-being of students, staff, faculty, and guests and embodies the University’s mission by engaging the student community and other partners as co-creators of the campus safety environment.

America’s first research university, Johns Hopkins University, continues to stand at the forefront of innovation and is renowned for its contributions across diverse fields, such as medicine, public health, engineering, and international relations. The Johns Hopkins University Police Department will be embracing the principles of 21st Century Policing; such as building on evidence-based best practices for community policing, building trust and legitimacy with all community partners, and focusing on officer wellness and safety. The JHPD will provide effective community-focused policing that is supportive of our students, faculty and staff who are all deeply committed to the pursuit of intellectual excellence in a safe, secure learning environment.

As direct reports to the Chief of Police, the pivotal Deputy Chief roles will be responsible for cultivating a partnership-first culture within a department with a forecasted staff of 100, leveraging their expertise to nurture relationships, foster inclusivity, and champion community-driven policing initiatives. The Deputy Chiefs will prioritize establishing transparency and legitimacy, which will be vital to JHPD’s success and its collaboration with the community.

From the department’s inception, these unique roles have the opportunity to shape the operational and strategic direction of police services across all three campuses – Homewood, Peabody, and East Baltimore, which includes The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and will be pivotal to the equitable delivery of community-oriented services.

The Deputy Chief positions offer an extraordinary opportunity to influence the future of campus safety and lead a staff dedicated to having a meaningful impact on our community. If you are a visionary leader with a passion for service, innovation and commitment to diversity, we invite you to bring your expertise to the Johns Hopkins University Police Department and help us shape the future of policing.

The JHPD has retained the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to assist in the University in the selection process. For questions about this position, contact Antoinette Tull at or (804) 640-0323 or Rebecca Neuburger at or (202) 997-6287.

The positions will remain open until filled, with the first review of applicants on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Qualified and interested candidates who resonate with this vision and believe you can make a difference may apply with a cover letter, resume, and five references in confidence to:

Starting Range: $143,500 - $251,200 (commensureate with experience)


Please be aware that our employment offer is contingent upon the successful completion of our pre-employment process, including criminal background, education, employment, and reference checks. This will require you and your references to answer questions regarding substantiated findings of serious misconduct.



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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