The City of Palos Verdes Estates, California is searching for a Chief of Police who possesses unquestioned integrity and a willingness to lead by example. The ideal candidate will be approachable and value diverse perspectives and input, fostering an environment that is inclusive, participatory, and cooperative. The Palos Verdes Estates Police Department exists to ensure public safety and to promote a community environment free from fear and crime. The Department works in partnership with all citizens to establish and maintain community peace and exceptional quality of life. The dedicated men and women of the Police Department recognize that integrity is the foundation of their profession and endeavor to preserve and protect the public trust by adhering to the highest standards of honesty and ethical practice. The Department is organized across three divisions (Administration, Operations and Support) and is comprised of 33 staff members. The adopted department budget for FY 22/23 is approximately $7.1 million.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of California law enforcement experience at a supervisory level of sergeant or above, including a minimum of 1 year at the rank of police captain, commander, deputy chief or other comparable position. Current employment, or honorable retirement (within the last three years) from a California police agency certified by the State Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).
The annual base salary range for the Chief of Police is $165,828 to $204,720. Candidates should be aware that this salary range is currently under review. The successful candidate will receive an attractive benefit package, including CalPERS retirement.