Police Chief

City of Pleasant Hill, CA

Police Chief
City of Pleasant Hill, CA

Set amid rolling hills and woodlands in the East Bay area of San Francisco, Pleasant Hill is a modern, vibrant city offering the perfect balance of suburban amenities and small-town charm.  Located approximately 20 miles east of Oakland in Contra Costa County, the city is bordered to the south by Walnut Creek, the north by Martinez and Pacheco, the east by Concord, and the west by Lafayette.

Residents of Pleasant Hill enjoy an enviable quality of life with safe, quiet residential neighborhoods and an array of amenities. Its appealing downtown boasts more than 350,000 square feet of retail space, movie theaters, entertainment venues, restaurants, and a central plaza area for community gatherings and events. Its Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters makes the area ideal for visitors and residents seeking active outdoor activities. 
The Pleasant Hill Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency composed of 44 sworn peace officers and 17 professional civilian staff. 

The City is seeking an experienced leader who will continue the community focused service delivery provided by the Department’s talented staff.  The new Police Chief will lead a department that enjoys strong community support and is well thought of.  The selected individual will must be a strong communicator, adept at coaching and developing staff, approachable, willing to tackle challenges, inclusive, collaborative, and a sophisticated thinker.  The Chief reports directly to the City Manager.

Any combination of experience, education and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: ten (10) years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of municipal police work, including at least three years in a responsible middle management capacity, preferably at a municipal police department.  Training equivalent to a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major work in public or business administration or a related field.  The annual salary range is $198,936-$264,588 DOQE.  The City also offers an attractive benefits package. 

To apply, please visit our website at:
Peckham & McKenney

Feel free to contact Diana Bishop at (408) 800-7653 if you have questions regarding this position.  Resumes acknowledged within two business days. 
A detailed brochure is available at: www.peckhamandmckenney.com

Filing deadline is January 8, 2023.