The City of Newport Beach is one of Southern California’s most picturesque and popular beach communities. It is located in the coastal center of Orange County, with Los Angeles County to the north and San Diego County to the south. Throughout the City, distinct residential and commercial areas can be seen that combine to make Newport Beach one of the most attractive communities on the west coast. The City has a permanent population of over 86,000 residents. During the summer months, the City population can grow to more than 100,000 with daily visitors. In the heart of the City is Newport Bay, well known for its picturesque islands. The Bay and City’s eight miles of ocean beaches offer outstanding fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities. The City of Newport Beach is seeking a technically savvy candidate with excellent interpersonal skills to serve as the next Deputy Police Chief. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of the principles and practices of modern municipal police administration, personnel management, leadership, administration, and community relations. A collaborative, trustworthy, and team-oriented candidate is desired. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in criminal justice, law, management, public administration, or another related field. A master’s degree is highly desired. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible and varied professional experience in law enforcement, including six (6) years combined in a supervisory and managerial position are required. Three (3) years of experience must be at the level of Police Lieutenant or above. Possession of a valid California Class C driver license and possession of the Management Certificate by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (or out of state equivalent) is required.
The annual salary range for the Deputy Police Chief is $197,445 to $252,010; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.