The City of Hayward offers a talented police executive the opportunity to lead a highly progressive and community-focused agency in the spectacular Bay Area. Nationally accredited, the Hayward Police Department is a full-service organization and provides exceptional policing services to all members of the community in a manner that earns respect and appreciation. The Hayward Police Department employs 322.5 FTE staff members, 200 of which are sworn positions. The Department is organized into four Divisions: Patrol, Investigations, Special Operations, and Support Services. Functions include traditional policing services as well as a communications center, animal services, a jail, and volunteer programs. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the important administrative functions of leading an agency, such as budget, information technology, and human resources, as well as the ability to work effectively as a member of the City’s leadership team for the overall benefit of the City of Hayward. The next Chief will be a passionate and inspirational leader, with humility and a keen ability to listen to others in all circumstances and yet strong enough to overcome organizational inertia to effect change. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and eight years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of municipal police work, including at least five years in a responsible middle management capacity. The salary range is $191,172 – $232,356 including CalPERS retirement.