The City is seeking an innovative, out-of-the box thinking, experienced law enforcement professional who can lead the organization towards its impressive potential. The City of Newark is located in Southern Alameda County at the east end of the Dumbarton Bridge, 30 miles south of Oakland, 15 miles north of San Jose, and on the edge of Silicon Valley. Newark was incorporated as a General Law City in 1955 and has a Council/Manager form of government. Newark’s population is approximately 47,531 with an encompassed area of approximately 13 square miles. Candidates must possess equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from a college or university with major course work in Police Science, Administration of Justice, Public or Business Administration or a related field. A Master’s degree, FBI National Academy and/or POST Command College are desirable but not required. Applicants for the position should have a broad range of experience in all phases of police work, including community policing. Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience, with at least 4 years at the rank of Lieutenant (2nd level supervisor) or higher. Experience in budgeting and with police volunteers is highly desired but not required. The compensation for Police Chief is $170,148 - $246,684 annually.