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Job Title and Job Description

Chief of Police

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

What new technology will be important?

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

I have a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Criminal Justice.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Criminal Justice and a background in English and Social Science

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, I started in 1970 after I got out of the army.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important 
Athletic / Physical 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Bilingual 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very ImportantImportant for a diverse community 
Computer Technology 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantMust be a leader 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantNeed for budget, etc. 
Mechanical Understanding 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Scientific and Experimental 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantBig part of the job 
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantCommunication is very important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantYou have to understand yourself before understanding others 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantAlso very important 
 

Interview By: Chief of Police