In part due to the current pandemic, and in part due to the current environment regarding the desire for racial equity and social justice and the City’s efforts regarding same, the City of Sebastopol has decided to reopen this Police Chief recruitment process.
The progressive community of Sebastopol, with a population of approximately 8,000 residents, is located just one hour north of San Francisco in the wine country of western Sonoma County. Set amid gently rolling, redwood-studded hills, Sebastopol boasts a friendly small-town vibe infused with an international consciousness, a robust cultural scene, farm-to-table organic food and wine, and easy access to the endless recreational options of the Russian River. The Sebastopol Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency composed of 14 sworn peace officers, seven non-sworn support staff and a Police Technician. With a budget of $4.2 million, the department is organized into three divisions: Administration, Operations, and Technical and Support Services, and is managed by a Police Chief who is assisted by a Police Lieutenant. Sebastopol is seeking an experienced professional who is capable of moving the department forward in its pursuit of community policing as a philosophy, management style, and an organizational strategy that promotes police and community partnerships. Bachelor’s degree; and/or two years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would allow the selected candidate to perform the functions of the position are required. Salary range is from $121,808 to $148,073 DOQE with generous benefits including CalPERS 3%@50 for Classic Members or 2.7%@57 for PEPRA Members.
Please do not hesitate to contact Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 or direct to (916) 616-9173 if you have any questions regarding this position or confidential recruitment process. Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.