Police Chief

City of King City

King City is a friendly and close-knit town of almost 15,000 residents, located in the picturesque southern Salinas Valley of Monterey County. The City lies midway between the Bay Area and San Luis Obispo approximately 50 miles south of Salinas.  The City serves as an agricultural hub, is close to several significant wineries, is the gateway from Highway 101 to the Pinnacles National Park, and annually hosts the Salinas Valley Fair in May. While King City enjoys a charming small town feel, it offers many amenities normally only found in larger cities. The community also features beautiful mountain views, a quaint downtown, tree-lined residential neighborhoods with a diverse stock of well-maintained affordable homes, extensive historic sites and museums.

It is critical for the City of King to hire a Police Chief that possesses the skills and approach to build on the progress that has occurred over the past few years to establish King City as a model Police Department. The position provides a unique opportunity for an individual motivated by the desire to really “make a difference”. The new Police Chief will have the support of the City Council, City Manager and community to continue to implement changes to accomplish this. The City is looking for someone committed to community-based policing and a desire to implement new ideas and efforts. Given the City’s significant needs and limited resources, a strong emphasis is placed on building partnerships to develop creative and innovative approaches to increasing safety and meeting other objectives. King City has a large number of disadvantaged households, so the City has placed a priority on hiring a Chief that has a passion for improving the quality of life for the community and particular those in need.

This position requires previous law enforcement experience as a command staff officer and a minimum of a BA/BS from an accredited college or university and completion of POST Management certification. A Master’s degree and completion of POST Executive Development certification is preferred and completion of any one of the following programs:  FBI National Academy, Command College or the West Point Leadership Academy is desirable. The base salary range is up to $157,000 annually, DOQ.To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by March 30, 2021.