A sunny small beach city of 1.4 square miles and home to nearly 20,000 residents, Hermosa Beach sits at the center of Los Angeles County’s South Bay coastline along the Santa Monica Bay. The Hermosa Beach Police Department is a full-service organization committed to high quality service to the residents and businesses of Hermosa Beach. The City of Hermosa Beach seeks a Chief of Police that has a strong and proven track record in law enforcement and the ability to take a fresh look at the Department’s operations, philosophy, and direction. Candidates must possess a degree (or equivalent) from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in the social sciences and in-service training courses in Police Administration. Master’s Degree is desirable; and five (5) years of increasingly responsible police supervisory experience. Permanent standing of at least a Police Lieutenant is desirable. Professional experience at the level of at least Police Captain may be substituted for the required schooling on a year-to-year basis not to exceed two (2) years. Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record is required and must be maintained during the course of employment. Must, within three years of appointment, possess an Executive Certificate issued by the State of California Commission on Peace Officer’s Standards and Training. The monthly salary for this position is within an established range of $14,709 - $17,028, dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.