Chief of Police

City of Guadalupe

Guadalupe is a full service city that operates with a total budget of $10.4M (FY 2017-18) The City's dedicated and tenured workforce consists of 32 staff. The Police Department consists of 12 FTEs plus the Chief, and two civilian staff members. Police dispatch services are provided by the County Sheriff's office. Fire department has 3 captains and 12 paid-call firefighters. The new Chief may also function as Director of Public Safety, having administrative oversight of the Fire Department. The preferred skill set will include technical expertise in patrol operations, investigations, emergency action, current in the latest tactical and technological advances and highly motivated. Additionally, the Chief of Police must have outstanding communication skills to reach all levels of society through verbal and written formats. Strong fiscal integrity and innovative practice will be critical for the new Chief in order to maintain the stability of the City.  Those abilities will be enhanced through creative management of resources, enhanced revenue generation and grant writing capabilities. It is expected that the Chief of Police would foster relationships within the law enforcement community and outside government services utilizing best-practices of the business government. An awareness of emerging trends impacting the community is critical. A management style that promotes the professional growth of staff is another essential trait. The successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience that includes 10 plus years of experience in law enforcement services, including at least four years in a management position. a BS/BA in Administration of Justice or a related field and a POST Management Certificate or the ability to secure one within a year of hire. Please go to the City's website at for a full description of the position, salary and benefits.