Police Chief – Maricopa, AZ


Client: City of Maricopa, Arizona
Position: Police Chief
Closing Date: Apply Immediately

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The City of Maricopa, Arizona, is seeking a community service minded, innovative, and dynamic law enforcement professional to lead the Maricopa Police Department. The Police Chief position is an active contributor to the Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Deputy City Manager. The Maricopa Police Department is dedicated to protecting and improving the community’s quality of life through effective partnerships and community-oriented policing. This is accomplished through professionalism, openness, leadership, integrity, commitment, and empathy. A strong cadre of Lieutenants, led by a Captain, oversee 4 functional areas. These areas include community policing, two patrol squads, and criminal investigations. For 2023, the Police Department has a budget of $12.1 million, and the Maricopa Police Department has a total of 92 staff (80 sworn; 12 unsworn). The ideal candidate will be focused and well-versed in community-oriented policing and problem solving to address crime and quality of life challenges.

This position requires progressively responsible experience in law enforcement including considerable supervisory and administrative experience including 15 years of progressive experience producing results in increasingly complex situations, building consensus, challenging the status quo to achieve innovative results, and 10 years of supervisory experience. Master’s degree will be an added plus.

The salary for the Police Chief is up to $182,401 DOQ. Additionally, the City offers an attractive package including membership in the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System. Moving expenses may be offered to the selected candidate.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume via email to apply@ralphandersen.com. For further information or questions on the recruitment process, please contact a member of the Search Team: Ms. Heather Renschler, Project Director, or Chief Daniel Hahn (ret.), Co-Project Director, at (916) 630-4900. Alternatively, send an email to scheduling@ralphandersen.com to request a preliminary discussion.