City of Seaside
Chief of Police

The City of Seaside, CA (population approximately35,000) is an ocean-side community that overlooks the beautiful Monterey Bay on the Central Coast of California, approximately 115 miles south of San Francisco.  The City is seeking a seasoned leader for their new Chief of Police.  The Police Department has a very stable workforce of 73 employees, a budget of approximately $8.9 million, and is composed of two bureaus: Field Operations and Support Services.  Exceptional oral and written communication skills are essential for a candidate’s success in this search.  The ideal candidate will be approachable and possess an open door policy.  At the same time, candidates who will hold staff accountable will be valued.  The selected candidate will be a proactive and solution-oriented individual who can demonstrate a history of creative problem solving and forecasting for the future.  Competitive candidates should understand the hands-on nature of how smaller cities work and will be able to look at issues from a city-wide perspective.  The new Chief of Police will have hands-on Community Oriented Policing experience and be able to demonstrate a successful track record in working with their respective community.  It is desired that the new Chief make Seaside their home and be actively involved in the community.  Candidates must possess five years of municipal law enforcement experience, with at least three years at the command level.  A Bachelor’s Degree in administration of justice or a closely related field is required as is the possession of the Advanced and Management P.O.S.T Certificates.  A Master’s Degree is desired.  The salary for the Chief of Police is $139.000.  The City also offers an attractive benefits package, including City-paid retiree medical after 10 years of service.  If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a resume to Regan Williams,Bob Murray and Associates, 1677 Eureka Road, Suite 202, Roseville, CA 95661, (916) 784-9080, (916) 784-1985 FAX, or e-mail apply@bobmurrayassoc.comFiling Deadline: February 2, 2007.  A detailed brochure is available.