The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Deputy Police Chief


OPENING DATE:    Friday, December 7, 2018           

CLOSING DATE:    Friday, January 4, 2019 (11:59 PM EST) 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department is one of the largest police departments in Northern Virginia. The department has 225 sworn officers, 33 Traffic Control Officers, 5 Safety Service Patrol personnel, and 13 civilian administrative employees at Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles International Airports. The police department is responsible for enforcing Airports Authority regulations, county codes in three separate jurisdictions, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Police Department works closely with federal law enforcement partners and has several officers assigned to federal task forces. Officers are fully certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia and are accredited as a full-service police agency with traditional police functions as well as security responsibilities that are unique to the airport environment.


As Deputy Chief of Police for the Airports Authority, you manage a police bureau with the goal of developing and administering programs and activities to ensure the safety and security of the airport community.

This is a sworn position.

Serves in the Police Department in the Office of Public Safety and oversees staff at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Police Headquarters, and the Dulles Toll Road.

Manages a police bureau, with accountability for its operations and personnel. Integrates the work of subordinate units to produce results and achieve objectives through a unified organizational effort. Performs related functions.


To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure:

Eight years of progressively responsible experience supervising police department functions.

Included in these eight years of experience must be at least three years of experience commanding a major police unit such as a bureau or division.

Be a Citizen of the United States of America.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and general law enforcement standards of conduct to manage the operations and programs of the Police Department and provide leadership and guidance to subordinate employees.

Knowledge of and ability to apply Constitutional law to law enforcement operations.

Knowledge of and ability to apply law enforcement administration principles, methods, and research.

Knowledge of law enforcement accreditation (such as Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission [VALEPSC] and Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement [CALEA]) and ability to guide law enforcement officers in meeting accreditation goals and timelines.

Knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS) and ability to coordinate a cohesive incident management team.

Commitment to ethics and integrity in the public service to ensure ethical and transparent unit operations.

Be able to:

successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation; and

pass a comprehensive medical examination including drug screening and vision standard.

Ability to analyze data and information and formulate decisions.

Skill in using a computer, modern office suite software, and databases.

Ability to speak and write effectively.


Certified (or previously) certified Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice.

A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice or other related field.

Familiarity with the development and implementation of Computer Assisted Dispatch (CAD) Systems and Records Management Systems (RMS).

Successful completion of the FBI National Academy or the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police.


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