Chief of Police – California State University, East Bay

Client: California State University, East Bay
(Hayward, California)
Position: Chief of Police
Closing Date: Closed

Additional Information: 


A statewide search is underway to attract highly qualified candidates for an exciting opportunity to be the new Chief of Police for the California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) campus in Hayward. Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance/CFO, the Chief of Police serves a vital role in safety and security on campus. The Chief manages and coordinates all police activities including patrol, investigation, records, law enforcement, crime prevention and detection, as well as department conformance to the California Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Additionally, the Chief participates in the planning for emergency preparedness and incident response and has responsibility for physical security systems, traffic control, parking and alternative transportation services, and training. The Chief participates in mutual aid agreements with neighboring law enforcement agencies and other CSU campuses statewide. The Chief is directly responsible for overall leadership, management, and supervision of a department of approximately 30+ staff located on two campus sites (Hayward and Concord).

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressively varied and responsible experience as a certified/licensed full-time law enforcement officer with a recognized law enforcement agency(ies), including at least five 5 years of service in an administrative, supervisory, or management position at the rank of Lieutenant and above (or the equivalent). A Master’s degree is preferred. Additionally, working knowledge of the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act and/or command level experience in a leadership position in a major municipal police department or working in a higher education environment is preferred. Additional requirements include: possession of a POST Supervisory certificate and successful completion of the probationary period as a lieutenant; ability to successfully earn the POST Management certificate by completing a POST-certified 104-hour management course with one year of appointment and serving as Chief of Police for a period of two years; ability to successfully complete other training or prerequisites as required by regulation, law, or policy; and a valid California Driver’s License.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience with an anticipated range of up to $200,000 and will be DOQ. The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program including CalPERS retirement.

Early submittals and those completed prior to Wednesday, October 11, 2023, will be given first priority. In addition to the standard CSUEB application, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and include three or more professional references. Important to note references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established at a later stage of the process. Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application. This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice. To submit on this opportunity, please go to CSUEB’s application form here.

Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Project Director or Chief Daniel Hahn (ret.), Co-Project Director at (916) 630-4900. Alternatively, interested candidates may pre-arrange an introductory discussion by emailing with CSUEB Chief of Police noted in the subject line.