City of Los Altos, CA
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Job Description

Los Altos is a diverse and highly educated community. The seven square miles of tree-lined streets and a small village atmosphere characterize Los Altos, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Just 37 miles south of San Francisco and 17 miles north of San Jose, Los Altos is a residential community that blends a distinctive community-oriented character with the proximity and influence of the Bay Area’s cultural, recreational, and business attractions. Many Silicon Valley executives, managers, and engineers choose to live in this city of 31,000 because of its attractive climate, lovely neighborhoods, and charming downtown. The Los Altos Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency composed of 32 sworn peace officers and 15 professional civilian staff.

The City is seeking a strong relationship builder who will be engaged both inside and outside the Department. The new Chief will assist in continuing the community focused service delivery provided by the Department’s talented staff. The new Police Chief will lead a department that is well thought of in its community, is solutions based, and is willing to be innovative when facing new challenges. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: eight years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including three years at the rank of Captain. Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in police science, administration of justice, criminology, sociology, public administration, or a related field. The annual salary range is $208,341 to $253,239
DOQE. The city provides an outstanding benefit package.

To apply, please visit our website at:

Peckham & McKenney

Feel free to contact Diana Bishop at (408) 800-7653 if you have questions regarding this
position. A detailed brochure is available at: www.peckhamandmckenney.com