Chief, Diversity and Inclusion - Police Department

Baltimore County Government


Towson, MD 21204

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience

The Police Diversity and Inclusion Officer (PDIO) will provide vision and leadership in promoting an institutional culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion in the Police Department.  The PDIO, will serve as the champion for the Department's overall diversity and inclusion plan by developing and facilitating strategies, decision making, priority setting, and actions necessary to advance diversity and inclusion at all levels of the Department.
This includes establishing and chairing the Department's Diversity and Inclusion Committee to develop and implement a Departmental diversity strategic plan, in conformity with the County's diversity strategic plan. The PDIO will report to the Chief of Police, with a dotted line to the Chief of Staff for the Police Chief and will work closely with the Executive Office, OHR and OOL.
The PDIO will be an important catalyst for the work of diversity and inclusion in the Police Department with proven ability to operate in an environment of shared responsibility and governance.



  • Leads the implementation of a Department-wide strategic plan for diversity and inclusion, including the creation of a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in the Police Department; Manages Police Department's workforce analysis and assists with Affirmative Action for protected groups.
  • Collaborates with the Department's Recruitment Division, Administrative and Technical Services Bureau, to create a comprehensive diversity recruitment and retention plans that address advertising, networking, recruitment outreach activities, and other techniques for increasing and retaining diverse qualified candidates.
  • Collaborates with Police Human Resources and Police Academy in maintaining and enhancing a welcoming onboarding process and employee engagement activities.
  • Develops and delivers education and training programs on diversity and inclusion, including bias, sensitivity and cultural competency; coordinates these activities in partnership with the Police Academy and the County's Recruitment & Diversity Officer.
  • Collaborates with the Department's Fair Practices Team and other key stakeholders, on reports to include valid and reliable surveys for ongoing assessment of diversity and inclusion data and initiatives; Partners with the County's Recruitment & Diversity Officer in the analysis of data from such instruments; Provides analysis of legislations and regulations related to equity, affirmative action, Title IX and makes recommendations as needed
  • Develops and chairs a Departmental Diversity and Inclusion Committee and establishes Department Diversity and Inclusion Liaisons from all levels of the Department's Bureaus and Divisions.
  • Serves as a primary liaison, in coordination with the County's Recruitment & Diversity Officer, for the Office of Law, and Office of Human Resources specific to Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and other issues.
  • Develops, strengthens, and maintains community partnerships with external constituents in the community in support of inclusion and diversity, in concert with the Department's Community Relations Bureau and Employment Division, Administrative and Technical Services Bureau.
  • Conducts periodic reviews to measure success of diversity and inclusion programs and activities; report findings to the Chief of Police, the Department's Executive Corps, and the County's Recruitment & Diversity Officer.
  • Serves as a member of the County's Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Gathers, researches and analyzes data for use in statistical calculations and reporting in order to meet federal and state requirement, including creating workforce analysis reports; conducts annual Climate Surveys, analyzes results, and makes recommendations for action.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's required. Master's degree in social justice, sociology, public administration, human resources management or other related field preferred. Experience performing the duties described above may substitute for the education on a year to year basis. Five to eight years' experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a complex organization, at least three years of management or supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Leadership and management principles;
  • Advanced theories and principles related to area of assignment/work;
  • Strategy development and management principles and practices;
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion best practices;
  • Policy and procedure development and administration principles and practices;

Skills in:

  • Providing strategic leadership;
  • Cultural Competency;
  • Managing change and sensitive topics;
  • Planning, implementing, improving and evaluating programs, policies and procedure;

Ability to:

  • Understand, be sensitive to, and respect diverse, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability and sexual orientation;
  • Develop policy and procedure related to program initiatives;

Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.


Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

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