One of Orange County’s “Best Kept Secrets,” Cypress is an ideal place to live and work. Located in northwestern Orange County, on the Los Angeles County border, Cypress has a population of approximately 50,000.  Just five miles from some of Southern California’s nicest beaches, it is a community of well-planned and maintained neighborhoods with a strong sense of community pride. Residents and businesses appreciate a blend of small town charm and big city diversity, low crime, quality education and exceptional recreation opportunities.

The Cypress Police Department and its annual budget of approximately $18.2 million are divided into three divisions: Operations, Investigations and Administration. Cypress is seeking a strong and passionate leader to serve as Police Commander. The Commander will report directly to the Chief of Police and oversees one of the three divisions on a rotating basis. The new Police Commander is expected to have an inclusive management style, possess ethical standards and have a passion for community engagement. 

A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Criminal Justice, Communications, Business/Public Administration from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Police Sergeant or above are required. Candidates must conform to California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training guidelines including possession of a POST Supervisory Certificate. A Master’s degree, completion of the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute, and a POST Management Certificate are desirable. The current salary range is $139,512 - $167,460 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by September 27, 2019. 

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Bill Avery or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
E-mail: [email protected]