Progressive and successful police executives are invited to consider the position of Chief of Police in the City of Concord as a career capstone opportunity. The next Chief will have the opportunity to continuously improve on an already high performing agency that is renowned in Northern California. As the largest city in Contra Costa County, with approximately 130,000 residents occupying 31 square miles, Concord has much to offer. The Concord Police Department is staffed with 154 sworn and 57 professional staff. The Department’s budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 is $61 million, which represents nearly 60% of the City’s general fund budget. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or other appropriate field; and six years of increasingly responsible professional police management experience, including three years in directing work or supervising others. A Master’s degree is highly desirable. California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Executive or Management certificate, or similar from another state is required. Completion of the FBI National Academy or a similar law enforcement executive leadership program is highly desirable. The salary range is between $187,595 and $270,816, DOQ, in addition to an excellent benefit package.