Police Chief Annual salary range: $122,918 - $189,105 DOE DOQ The Town offers an extensive benefit package. Application deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017
Nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos offers a small town feel with big time appeal. With a population of 31,000+ highly educated residents, Los Gatos is a unique community offering natural beauty that inspires a healthy lifestyle.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a public safety leader who is an active practitioner of community oriented policing and problem solving to lead and collaborate with a dynamic workforce to address and resolve community issues.
The Police Chief reports to the Town Manager and serves as an active and contributing member of the Town’s Executive Leadership Team. The Chief leads a group of hard-working and dedicated law enforcement professionals including 58 personnel (39 sworn) and approximately 150 active citizen volunteers who contribute to the Department’s organizational philosophy of strong police/community partnership. The Police Department is organized across seven divisions: Administration; Patrol; Personnel and Community Services; Traffic; Investigations; Records and Communications; and Parking Management.
The Police Chief must be well versed in, and an active practitioner of, community oriented policing and problem solving, and exhibit a history of building partnerships between the Department and community to address crime and quality of life challenges. Minimum requirements include 10 years of professional public safety experience with three years of command or supervisory experience in law enforcement equivalent to Lieutenant, Commander, Captain or above; and a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police science, public administration or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job). Possession of a POST Management Certificate with a Master’s Degree in public administration and/or POST Command College Certificate desirable.