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Joel Bryden

Vice President and Recruiter

Mr. Bryden has over 30 years of local government experience that he brings to the firm, having retired as Chief of Police in Walnut Creek, CA prior to joining Bob Murray & Associates in 2013. Throughout his career, Joel has been involved in public sector consulting, with vast experience in hiring and promotional processes, as well as interviewing candidates for advancement in all aspects of local government.

Joel has a solid reputation as a leader in the public sector and his ability to find and evaluate outstanding applicants for our clients is invaluable in the search process. Since joining Bob Murray & Associates, Joel has conducted over 60 recruitments in a broad range of sectors including police, fire, building, planning, city management, and general management. He is often called upon to recruit specialized or difficult-to-fill positions, such as Independent Police Auditor.

Mr. Bryden is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from San Diego State University. He is currently based in Walnut Creek, CA.

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