Chief of Police – Manhattan Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach

Client: City of Manhattan Beach, California
Position: Chief of Police
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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Manhattan Beach

The City of Manhattan Beach is currently conducting a state-wide search effort, seeking highly qualified candidates to lead its Police Department. Overseeing a staff of 107, the Chief of Police will have an engaging and highly personable leadership and management style. The Chief will enthusiastically interact with the community and at the same time lead and support members of the Police Department. The Manhattan Beach Police Department (MBPD) is headquartered at a state-of-the-art Police and Fire Safety Facility, housing the latest in public safety technology. The FY21/22 Budget for MBPD is approximately $31.8 million annually. The selected candidate for this position will also have a focus on building a strong team, fostering succession planning, and recognizing the need to build a strong bench for future promotions and leadership within the MBPD.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of local law enforcement and management experience, including a minimum of 2 years of experience at or above the rank of Police Captain. Experience in California is essential in this role. Additionally, a proven track record of community engagement and working with the community, businesses, and other stakeholder groups is strongly desired. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Annual salary range for this position is $219,168 to $283,908 based upon the qualifications plus an excellent benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.