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  The median expected salary for a typical Sheriff/Police Chief in the United States is $95,453. This basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals' analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies.
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   Sheriff/Police Chief 25th%ile Median 75th%ile
the United States $90,128 $95,453 $101,250
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Sheriff/Police Chief
Usually elected to their posts, Sheriffs typically enforce the law on a county level, performing law enforcement duties similar to those of a Police Chief. Police Chief responsibilities include police service planning, organizational development, personnel management, community policing, and community relations. May also be involved in administrative, financial/budgetary, operations/labor relations. Typically requires a minimum of bachelor's degree in criminal justice (MPA or similar advanced degree often is required) and at least 10 years of law enforcement experience. Typically reports to an elected official.
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