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Superintendent of Police

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania



Allegheny County

c/o GovHR USA

650 Dundee Road, Suite 130

Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: 847-380-3240





Starting Salary: $105,000 – $110,000 DOQ

Population: 1,231,225

Sworn Officers: 207

Application Deadline: 2/29/16




Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is seeking a progressive Superintendent of Police with exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership and management experience in county, municipal, state or federal law enforcement. Candidates must be familiar with contemporary policing principles, possess the knowledge and ability to identify and implement technology solutions for modern day policing, embrace data driven policing principles, and have a demonstrated record of success in developing effective relationships at all levels of the organization and throughout the community. Candidates must be committed to a management style that promotes a positive, creative, inclusive and supportive departmental environment. A commitment to the professional development of all employees in the department is very important. Labor relations experience and a history of successful partnerships with the community and other supporting agencies are essential. 


The Allegheny County Police Department (ACPD) is a Pennsylvania accredited policing agency with county-wide authority, and provides law enforcement on County property. The Detective Division includes General Investigations, Homicide and Narcotics. Uniformed Officers are responsible for maintaining public safety at the Pittsburgh International Airport, the Allegheny County Airport and all county property including 12,000 acres in nine county parks. The Allegheny County Police Department was established in 1932 by an act of the Allegheny County Board of Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Legislature. It investigates all criminal activity which occurs on county-owned property, and provides assistance to local police departments and criminal justice agencies, usually in the form of manpower or specialized services, including the following: Audio and Video Forensic Unit, Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team, Explosive Ordinance Disposal K-9, Detention Services, Narcotic Detection K-9, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Mounted Patrol and Motorcycle Detail.


The Allegheny County Police Department has 266 full-time employees, of which 207 are sworn officers and 59 are civilian employees.  Additionally, the Building Guards, primarily responsible for safety and security of the downtown county campus, including court related buildings, report to the Superintendent.  The Police Department has a 2016 budget of $29.6 million. The Superintendent is appointed by and reports to the County Manager. 


The mission of the ACPD is to promote, preserve, and deliver security and safety throughout Allegheny County through uniformed patrols, incident investigations, and technical assistance to local police departments and criminal justice agencies. The men and women of the Allegheny County Police Department are guided by their motto: "TO SERVE WITH HONOR."


Desirable qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a closely related field and executive management certificates including the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety or other similar State and/or National programs. A Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is a plus. Candidates must also have at least 7-10 years’ experience in a county, municipal or state or federal law enforcement management position equivalent to a Captain, Commander, Deputy Chief, Chief or Superintendent. Candidates must have Municipal Police Officer Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) and Pennsylvania ACT 120 certifications, or be able to acquire certification within one year.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.  The successful candidate must become a resident of Allegheny County within one year of appointment.


This is an exciting professional opportunity. The County employs approximately 7,000 people in multiple and far-reaching departments including Human Services, Parks, Office of the Public Defender, Public Works, the Kane Regional Centers, the Allegheny County Jail, Emergency Services, and Facilities Management. Allegheny County is a diverse, progressive, full-service county located in southwestern Pennsylvania.  With a population of 1.3 million and Pittsburgh as its major city, Allegheny County is the second largest county in the Commonwealth.  During the last 30 years, Allegheny County has undergone a tremendous economic and environmental transformation. Today, it is home to some of the world’s leading businesses and organizations in the fields of advanced manufacturing, information and communications technology, health care and life sciences, finance and business services, education and research, and energy and environmental solutions. Allegheny County has created an economic climate in which businesses and entrepreneurs thrive, and it’s cultural and entertainment assets rival any region in the country.



Starting Salary Range:


$105,000 – $110,000 DOQ



Allegheny County’s employees are its most valuable assets, and the County is committed to providing comprehensive benefits programs that help its workforce stay healthy, feel secure and maintain an optimal work/life balance.  The county offers a rich and comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension, life insurance, 457(b) retirement program, voluntary benefits and flexible spending accounts, vacation and eleven paid holidays, an Employee Assistance program and tuition discounts with several local universities.



Candidates should apply by February 29 with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to Joe De Lopez at:


Electronic submissions required.


Tel: 847-380-3240




Equal Opportunity Employer











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