Police Chief

City of La Mesa

Nine miles east of Downtown San Diego, La Mesa is considered the “Jewel of the Hills” and home to a population of approximately 60,000. Niche has ranked La Mesa one of the best California suburbs for young professionals and one of the best and most diverse places to live in the San Diego area. The La Mesa Police Department (LMPD) has 69 sworn and 31 civilian employees and is supported by a FY20-21 $20.6 million operating budget.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational and versatile leader with high standards and uncompromising integrity. He/she will offer an impressive history of establishing relationships and trust within a department and throughout the community. This collaborative leader will also be experienced in effectively leading meaningful change and be well-versed in the various current topics facing the profession. Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, including five years in management, is required. Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Salary range is $164,952 - $200,508 supplemented by generous benefits.  Visit www.tbcrecruiting.com for latest info and to apply online by closing date of Monday, February 15, 2021. 

Tina White ·  619.948.1786
Teri Black  ·  424.296.3111

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