Police Chief

City of Ventura


Home to a population of 110,790, the coastal City of Ventura is located within California’s Gold Coast Region between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.  The city offers an outstanding quality of life and is also a popular tourist destination. The Ventura Police Department is supported by 192 FTE and an FY2019-20 operating budget of $45.9 million. The Department responds to over 90,000 calls for service annually. The Chief is supported by an Assistant Chief and six commanders.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding leader in the profession who is committed to progressive and innovative community policing principles and practices. This compassionate leader and mentor will also be expected to be an exceptional problem solver and communicator. Three years of experience at the rank of Chief or Assistant/Deputy Chief or equivalent and a bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree and/or completion of formal leadership training is preferred.

Salary range $186,358 - $249,722; salary is supplemented by an attractive benefits package. Visit www.tbcrecruiting.com for detailed brochure and to apply online. This recruitment will close on Sunday, February 2, 2020.


Teri Black  ●  424.296.3111

Bradley Wardle  ●  650.450.3299