City of Delano, CA

Police Chief

Filing Deadline: June 25, 2021
Joel Bryden

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

Detailed Description : PDF

The City of Delano is a unique and culturally diverse community, located 31 miles north-northwest of Bakersfield in Kern County and spanning 14.36 square miles. With a burgeoning population of more than 52,000 residents, Delano is Kern County’s second largest and fastest-growing city. The City is seeking a driven and motivated, high energy Chief of Police who is approachable, outgoing, and comfortable interacting with all members of the City staff, City Council, and community on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will take a proactive stance towards problem-solving and be someone with excellent diplomacy, presentation, and relationship-building skills who is politically astute, but remains apolitical. A Chief who understand the needs of the entire City and demonstrates the ability to balance those needs with the needs of the Department will do well in this position, as will a Chief who understands current law enforcement trends and services Police Departments use. Candidates with budget experience and experience working with grants will be valued. At a minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in criminology, law enforcement/ administration of justice, social or behavioral science, public administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in criminology, administration of justice, public administration, organizational behavior, or related field is preferred. Candidates must have seven (7) to nine (9) years of progressively responsible command experience in municipal law enforcement administration, including five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in both supervision and management. Candidates must maintain California P.O.S.T. Advanced, Supervisory, and Management certificates. A valid Class C California Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the City is also required. The annual salary range for the incoming Chief of Police is $131,484 - $159,816, DOQ.