The City of Chico is ideally located in the Northern Sacramento Valley, approximately ninety miles north of Sacramento. The City has grown to over 34 square miles with a population of 112,000 in the incorporated area. The City is seeking a Police Chief who is well-rounded and has experience with all aspects of modern and municipal policing. The ideal candidate will convey a strong yet approachable command presence, enjoy teaching, coaching, and mentoring and will be well versed in community involved policing and problem solving. The candidate should have strong administrative skills and should be able to lead as well as work as part of a dynamic city management team. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate a proven history of creative and effective problem solving and collaborative teamwork. The Chief of Police will be challenged by a dynamic and engaged community with many security needs and limited resources. The Chief will be expected to be an effective communicator and should be able to easily interact with a very diverse socio-economic, political, and educational community. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate their professional experience planning and preparing for future issues facing police departments including an understanding of trend analysis, strategic planning and the innovative deployment of available resources. The candidate will be expected to have extensive experience working with the media and will join the rest of the management team in focusing on organizational development and customer service. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; A California POST Management Certificate is required or must be obtained within twelve months if an out-of-state equivalent certificate is furnished. POST Command College, FBI National Academy and POST Executive Development course certification and a Master’s degree in a related field is desirable. The salary is negotiable dependent upon qualifications.