Chief of Police – Bishop, CA

Client: City of Bishop, California
Position: Police Chief
Closing Date: Apply Immediately

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The City of Bishop, California is seeking applications for the position of Police Chief. Bishop is a “Small Town…..with a BIG backyard” located in the spectacular Eastern Sierra region of California. Bishop is world famous for its scenery, hiking, fishing, climbing, and hunting. Serving a population of 3,879 citizens, the Bishop Police Department employs 10 sworn officers five communications operators (including one relief Operator), four part-time/seasonal crossing guards, three part-time reserve officers, and two full-time and three part-time support staff. The Department’s current operating budget was reduced to $2.87 million due to COVID-19 by freezing two open positions. Under the administrative direction of the City Administrator, the Chief of Police leads the Bishop Police Department in providing police services that enhance the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit Bishop. This position is open as a result of the retirement of Chief Ted Stec, who served over five years in the role. The selected candidate will need to bring to bear progressive and innovative community policing methods to address community issues in Bishop. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in police science, public or business administration, or a related field. Eight years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of municipal police work including at least three years in a responsible middle management capacity, preferably in a municipal police department. The annual salary for this position is $121,548 supplemented by an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter and resume to Candidates are encouraged to apply early for maximum consideration.  Confidential inquiries welcomed to Chief Bryan Noblett or Chief Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at