Police Chief - City of Eureka, California

Situated in Humboldt County along the spectacular Northern California coast, the historic seaside community of Eureka is one of California’s best-kept secrets.  The city is bordered on the west by beautiful Humboldt Bay, and on the north, east and south by rugged mountains lush with giant redwoods. With a population of 26,925 and encompassing 14.5 square miles, Eureka is the largest coastal community between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. The Mission of the Eureka Police Department is to work with the community to prevent and reduce crime, safeguard public trust, improve the quality of life and protect the future of Eureka through dedicated professional service. The Department’s budget for FY 2017/18 is $14.7 million and department staffing includes 55 sworn and 26 non-sworn employees. Eureka is seeking an experienced professional 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. The new Police Chief will recognize the shared responsibility and connection between themselves, the department and the community in making Eureka a safer place to live, work and recreate. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years experience at the Lieutenant level or above required; Master’s degree and/or FBI Academy preferred. Salary range is from $123,096 to $149,625 with benefits.

Filing deadline is September 18, 2017. 
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.