The City of San Ramon, CA (population 83,118) is a charter city, which operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Police Chief oversees, directs, and participates in all activities of the Police Department for the City and for surrounding areas. Responsibilities include strategic planning for use of resources, coordination of departmental activities with those of other local jurisdictions, and oversight to ensure that services provided and plans implemented are of the highest quality. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing Departmental planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering the City’s overall goals.
The City is seeking a transparent, strategic leader who will be actively engaged in community policing and who understands how technology can be used as a force-multiplier. Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying, such as education equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in criminal justice, police science, public administration, or a related field; and a minimum of two (2) years of executive or command-level managerial experience in a law enforcement agency equivalent to the role of Commander, Captain or above. An additional requirement includes possession of a Management Certificate issued by the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) or an out-of-state equivalent. Completion of P.O.S.T. Command College, FBI National Academy, the California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police and/or a master’s degree is highly desirable.
The annual salary range for the Police Chief is $180,110 - $240,086.