Chief of Police – University of California, Los Angeles

Client: University of California, Los Angeles
Position: Chief of Police
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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A national search is currently underway to attract highly qualified candidates for an exciting opportunity to lead the University of California, Los Angeles, Police Department (UCLA PD). This outstanding career opportunity is the result of a recent retirement. Reporting to the Administrative Vice Chancellor, the Chief of Police is responsible for providing management and leadership to the UCLA PD. With a budget of $27 million, the UCLA PD has 64 sworn officers, 46 civilian employees, and approximately 100 part-time students. The Chief of Police is responsible for managing, planning, and directing the law enforcement activities associated with the main campus, four hospitals, and several off-campus clinics and buildings. The Chief of Police is also responsible for UCLA’s nationally recognized Emergency Medical Services program and the Community Service Officer program. Top candidates will have a career history that demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and the ability to embrace and celebrate the culture and ethnic diversity of UCLA. Importantly, this highly accomplished individual will also be strategic and well-prepared to engage and collaborate with stakeholders on an array of vital issues, including campus security and safety, customer service, and transparency.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. Other advanced executive level training or graduation from the FBI National Academy may be a plus. Candidates should have 10 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience including 5 years of recent management and administrative responsibility experience. The successful candidate must be a sworn peace officer with either a California POST Management certificate or have the ability to obtain certification within 1 year of employment and must commit to obtaining an Executive POST certification within 30 months of hire. Must be able to obtain FBI Secret Clearance or higher.

This at-will position has a very competitive budgeted salary range of $290,000 to $330,000+ based on skills, knowledge, and experience. UCLA offers an excellent benefits package. Additionally, moving and relocation assistance may be offered to the selected candidate within UCLA’s established guidelines. This benefit may also include approval for temporary housing during the first month of employment up to $5,400.

Electronic submittals should be submitted directly to UCLA using this link by Monday, November 6, 2023. A complete application will include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and list of professional references. Please note, references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.