Selma is situated in the heart of the world’s largest agricultural region in the nation. The population of nearly 25,000 includes a diversity of ethnic backgrounds. Located in the center of California, Selma has many arts, cultural and other activities available. The City of Selma offers affordable housing, and the Selma Unified School District is recognized as one of the most progressive and dynamic districts throughout Fresno County. The City of Selma is seeking a Chief of Police with demonstrated leadership capabilities. The ideal candidate will be an inspirational, proactive, forward thinking, service-minded individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to listen. The top candidate will be an individual who is empathetic, compassionate, respectful, honest, and ethical, and will possess the highest levels of integrity. Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in law enforcement, criminal justice, political science, public administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional and administrative experience in all major phases of law enforcement or public safety including three (3) years in a supervisory capacity; master’s degree and Command College or FBI Academy graduate is desirable; and Possession of a valid Class C California Motor Vehicle Operators License; certificate of completion of the P.O.S.T. Advanced Training and Management course work; standard CPR and First Aid Certificates. The annual salary range for the incoming Chief of Police is $99,528 – $115,212.