The selection of Public Safety leaders is one of the most important decisions local government leaders will make. Public Safety Executives are pillars in the community. They are some of the most visible members of local government; as such, their influence spreads far beyond the departments they lead – especially during times of crisis, when you need them most.
At Ralph Andersen & Associates, we take this responsibility very seriously. Our firm is the first public sector recruiting firm to build an entire division around Public Safety.
Our public safety team features two former police chiefs and an emergency management expert formerly employed by the white house. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the public safety industry, as well as a diverse national network of contacts.
We look beyond the resume, and we work beyond standard staffing practices; because we know that what your city needs is more than standard.
We understand the current political climate, relating to law enforcement; and we know selecting the right public safety leader has never been more important.
Your community, and the men and women that protect it need you to get this right.
We want to help.
What the Press is Saying About Our Public Safety Placements
- L.A.’s highest-ranking African American officer to head scandal-plagued SFPD – Los Angeles Times
- Watchdogs call SF mayor’s outside pick for police chief necessary – San Francisco Chronicle
- New Oakland police chief seen as reformer – East Bay Times
- Oakland’s new female police chief offers hope for real change – San Francisco Chronicle
Giving Your Community a Voice
We understand the current political climate, relating to law enforcement; and we know it is more important than ever to make sure that you engage your community in the hiring process. Our public safety recruiting model excels, where others fail, because we take community engagement seriously. We invest our time, staff, and resources to making sure your community feels heard.
Direct Community Engagement – We meet with key stakeholder groups to give underrepresented groups the person-to-person contact they deserve. We aren’t afraid of activists – we embrace them. Often times, they are some of your most passionate and engaged constituents.
Community and Internal Surveys – We believe it is important to hear from the community, but it is also important to hear from the brave men and women this executive will be leading.
Email Input – We make sure that community members are able to voice any concerns they have through a unique email created for each recruitment.
Comprehensive Analysis Report – This all results in a comprehensive report to convert this engagement into actionable items that can assist in the recruiting process, as well as, an informational resource for your new executive.