Deputy Chief Joseph Clark began his career with the Norfolk Police Department in 1986. During his tenure, he held a variety of assignments in patrol, special enforcement, and investigations. He served as the Commanding Officer of the Third Patrol Division and the Training Division prior to being promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief in 2012 where he led the Investigative Services Bureau. He was appointed Deputy Chief in January 2017.
Deputy Chief Clark assists the Chief in managing the day to day operations of the department and provides leadership and oversight for the management of the department's three bureaus: Field Operations, Investigative Services, and Administrative Services. Additionally, he has direct oversight of the Public Information Office and the department's community outreach efforts.
Deputy Chief Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Saint Leo University and a Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. He is a graduate of the 235th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy. Deputy Chief Clark is a resident of Norfolk and product of the Norfolk Public Schools, where he continues to volunteer in the department's outreach programs in elementary schools.