City of Azusa, CA
Police Chief

The City of Azusa (the City), founded in 1887, is situated just 27 miles northeast of the City of Los Angeles. The City boasts a vibrant industrial base and diverse neighborhoods, with active citizens and a strong sense of community. The City is seeking a forward-thinking, community-focused, experienced law enforcement professional with strong leadership presence and excellent interpersonal skills to serve as its Chief of Police. Under general direction, the Police Chief plans, directs and coordinates activities of the Department; implements policies and establishes procedures related to crime prevention, law enforcement, and related community services; develops and administers the department budget; provides highly responsible and technical assistance to the City Manager and City Council. Any combination of education or experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance is qualifying. The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Administration of Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration or a related field.  A Master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience in a law enforcement agency. Must be current and in good standing with the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification. Possession (or out of state equivalent) of a POST Management Certificate is required. Graduation from the POST Command College, FBI National Academy, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), and/or the California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute is highly desired. Possession of a Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record is required.

The annual salary range for the Police Chief position pays up to $230,000. Placement is dependent on qualifications and experience. The City of Azusa also offers an attractive benefits package.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Yasmin Beers at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: August 19, 2022