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 Five years of California law enforcement experience at a supervisory level of sergeant or above, including a minimum of one 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 salary range for the Chief of Police is $165,828 – $204,720 annually. The successful candidate will receive an attractive benefit package, including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates should submit no later than Thursday, January 12, 2023, to Ralph Andersen & Associates by sending a compelling cover letter and a comprehensive resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications received by this date will receive first consideration. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Alternatively, send an email to email@example.com to request a preliminary discussion; denote City of PVE/Chief of Police in the subject line.