|Chief of Police|
Manage the entire police department
A Chief of Police is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America. The New York City Police Chief is the head of the New York City Police Department, appointed by the Mayor of New York City.
The following list is a general sense of the actions and responsibilities held by any chief of police.
- Oversight of a department's totality of operation and budgeting.
- Oversight of officers. Limited disciplinary actions to be addressed on infractions of policy, rules, regulations, laws or ordinances.
- Full dismissal or heavy sanctioning of officer duty varying by municipal ordinance.
- Promotion and rank placement of officers.
- Patrol, investigating, and other duties performed by officers.
- Production and development of department policies and regulations.
- Upkeep and updating of department equipment such as police vehicles, firearms, communications equipment and uniforms.
- Attending community events and council meetings to give briefings on department conditions or other undisclosed information vital to municipal operation and well being.
- Reporting to the municipality's mayor or city director regarding operations (and dismissal of officers for misconduct varying by municipal ordinance).
- Reporting to the municipality's board of directors.