The City of Laguna Beach was founded on June 29, 1927, and is a small town of picturesque beaches, hiking trails, a walkable downtown, and summer art festivals. Located in southwest Orange County, Laguna Beach occupies 8.84 square miles, has a population of approximately 23,000 and welcomes six million visitors each year. The City of Laguna Beach seeks a seasoned, talented individual to fill this key executive leadership position. The Police Chief will interact closely with the City`s Executive Team providing innovative leadership to the staff in the Police Department, must be committed to continually improving community interactions while fulfilling the initiatives and goals of the City Manager and City Council. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Criminal Justice, Law, Public Administration, Political Science, or a related field, A Master’s degree or specialized training in a relevant area of study is preferred.. Eight (8) years of law enforcement experience in municipal police work, including at least two (2) years of management responsibility at the level equivalent to that of a Captain with the City of Laguna Beach is required. A POST Management Certificate is highly desirable, as is executive level training such as the FBI National Academy or POST Command College. The annual salary range for the Police Chief position is $145,248 - $216,420; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.