Police Chief

City of Auburn
530-823-4211 ext. 113


The ideal candidate will be a strong leader, dedicated to the community and organization, with a proven ability to strategically place the Auburn Police Department into a leadership

position within the region.

The Police Chief will be expected to facilitate a team-oriented and collaborative work environment focused on the betterment of

all City operations and the community. The Police Chief should understand and subscribe to a high performance organizational

framework, and have strong strategic planning skills, motivation skills, and an ability to lead by example. This position requires a seasoned veteran who can effectively develop

relationships with professionals at the local, state and federal levels to ensure the City’s long-term safety.


Characteristics of the ideal individual include:

· Strong value driven leader with an open communication style.

· Comfortable working in a team oriented environment.

· Someone willing to become invested in the  community, respecting its history while crafting a strategic future for the department.

· Be able to communicate the future vision to the Department as well as the community.



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminal justice, police science, business or public administration, or a related field. Possession of a POST Management certificate, ten years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, and five years of management/ administrative responsibility are also required. A Master’s degree or attendance at the FBI Academy or Post Command College is highly desirable.


Annual Salary- $103,000- $175,000
Participation in CalPERS- (Classic) 2% at 50-employee
pays 9% obligation to plan, and is responsible
for 3% of the employer share (12% total contribution).
(PEPRA) 2.7% at 57-employee pays 12%
employee obligation and is responsible for 3% of
the employer share (15% total contribution).

CalPERS health insurance plans- City covers 80%
of the plan costs based on formula for Employee
and Dependants, Medical, Dental & Vision.

Choice of Deferred Compensation plans available
with voluntary employee contribution.

Two to four weeks Vacation leave annually, based
upon years of employment with the City.

12 days of Sick leave annually.

80 hours of Administrative leave annually.

City paid Life Insurance up to twice annual base salary.