City of Riverside, CA

Police Chief

Filing Deadline: December 13, 2019
Joel Bryden

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280
(916) 784-9080 – Fax (916) 784-1985

Detailed Description : PDF

The City of Riverside is seeking a dynamic and grounded individual to serve as its next Police Chief. As the largest city and economic heart of the Inland Southern California region, the City of Riverside is the 58th largest populated city in the United States, the 12th largest city in California, and the 7th largest in Southern California. Incorporated in 1883 as a Charter City, Riverside is a proud and inclusive community in which culture, art, history, education, placemaking and innovation are valued. The ideal Police Chief candidate will be public service-focused, community-oriented and partnership-based, and will have experience working with a diverse population of engaged residents and businesses. Ideally, the City’s next Police Chief will: motivate others, especially the professionals comprising the Riverside Police Department; be a forward-looking professional capable of driving organizational performance to prevent and address crime, disorder, and the fear of crime; and, be a recognized and experienced law enforcement professional who has served municipalities with a Council-Manager form of government. The annual salary range for this position is $258,264 to $357,084. Initial salary placement will reflect the qualifications and experience of the selected Police Chief candidate. Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 1) completion of a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, with major work in police science, public or business administration, or a related field; and 2) ten years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of municipal police work, including at least five years in a responsible senior management capacity (generally at the rank of Captain or above), preferably in a medium to large size municipal police department – similar in population and geography to Riverside.