The City of Port Hueneme (pronounced "Why-nee-mee") is a small bustling community made up of a diverse population of professional white collar and blue-collar workers, retirees, and young families. The City is comfortably nestled in a 4.5 square mile area alongside the Navy Base Ventura County, the Port of Hueneme, and the City of Oxnard. Located in Ventura County, Port Hueneme draws visitors and tourists who enjoy its clean beaches and spectacular views of the Channel Islands. The City of Port Hueneme is seeking an experienced, compassionate, and highly motivated Chief of Police with the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with staff, City officials, the community, and neighboring departments. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of outstanding character and integrity, and approaches day to day operations with an optimistic, can-do attitude with a focus on end results and continuous improvement. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor`s degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field. Candidates must also have ten (10) years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience in all major phases of municipal police work, including at least two (2) years in a management capacity (i.e., Lieutenant, Commander, Assistant Chief) and possess or have the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license. Possession of a POST Management certificate (or out-of-state equivalent) is required, and an Executive POST is preferred. A master`s degree is highly desirable, as is graduation from the FBI National Academy, POST Command College, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute and/or PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
The annual salary range for the Police Chief is $195,485.66 to $253,877.48. After July 1st, 2023, the range will be $203,305.08 to $264,032.58. Placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.The City also offers an excellent benefits package.