Chief of Police

City of Livingston
209-394-8041 ext. 114

The City of Livingston, population of approximately 15,000, enjoys the benefits of a small community in a rural setting.  Livingston is located just two hours from San Francisco, the Pacific Coast and the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The City is seeking a forward-thinking and visionary individual for their new Police Chief.  The ideal candidate will be a proven, effective leader, capable of managing a diverse workforce in a highly active and progressive manner.  The Police Department enjoys tremendous support from the Community and City Council, has a budget of approximately $4 million and a staff of 34 full-time sworn and civilian personnel.  The City is seeking individuals who will uphold a high level of discipline and morale, but at the same time will be approachable and maintain an open door policy with all staff.  The ideal candidate will be a mentor to the staff and have a successful track record of leadership, team building, and conflict resolution.  The ideal candidate will be team-oriented and will facilitate communication between Police and other City Departments.  The position of Police Chief requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field and to include five years increasingly responsible law enforcement experience at the level of Lieutenant or above.  A Master’s Degree is preferred.  The salary range for the incoming Police Chief is $120,636-$146,640 and is dependent upon qualifications.

Amendment to Requirements:  Four (4) years increasingly responsible law enforcement experience including responsible supervisory municipal police work at the command level or above. 
Preferred but not required:  Completion of Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, POST Command College, Massachusetts Law Enforcement Training Course (MPI), or other equivalent leadership courses.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply on line at 
Please contact Danna Rasmussen, Human Resources Coordinator at (209) 394-8041 ext. 114 should you have any questions. 

Closing date: March 31, 2021.