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Chief of Police

  • Oroville Police Department
  • Oroville, CA
  • 5 hours ago

The ideal Chief leads by example, is transparent and an engaging team-builder who is able to lead a professional law enforcement agency engaged in proactive community-policing....

Deputy Chief Of Police

  • City Vallejo
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • 7 days ago

In order to be considered for the position of Deputy Police Chief, interested candidates should attach a resume, cover letter, and 3-5 references by the application close date of July 1, 2022....

Chief of Police

  • Clayton Police Department
  • Clayton, CA
  • 7 days ago

The City desires a law enforcement professional who has a proven track record of working with diverse groups and individuals to build and maintain relationships resulting in constructive compromise...

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Chief of Police

  • City of Pasadena
  • Pasadena, CA
  • 9 days ago

criminal justice organizations....

Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police

  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose, CA
  • 12 days ago

Reporting directly to the Chief of Police, the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police works independently performing a wide variety of specialized administrative and analytical duties and/or...

Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police (515553)

  • California State University
  • San Jose, CA
  • 13 days ago

enforcement or campus issues as needed Interact with Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies at Chiefs discretion Handle CSU Chiefs communications (manage Chiefs inbox which has access to...

Chief of Police

  • Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians
  • Redwood Valley, CA
  • 13 days ago

Knowledge of the principles and practices of crime prevention, detection, and criminal investigation....

Deputy Police Chief

  • City of Vallejo
  • Vallejo, CA
  • 17 days ago

In order to be considered for the position of Deputy Police Chief, interested candidates should attach a resume, cover letter, and 3-5 references by the application close date of July 1, 2022....

Chief Of Police, Ucpd

  • University Of California
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 45+ days ago

The department handles all 911 related calls, campus emergencies, patrol, criminal investigations, crime prevention surveys, related law enforcement duties for the campus community, and operates 24...

Chief of Police and Campus Safety

  • MiraCosta College
  • Oceanside, CA
  • 90+ days ago

Knowledge Of: Thorough understanding of theories, principles, practices, methods, and techniques of police administration, criminal justice, modern patrol and criminal investigation techniques, crime...

Chief of Police - 113547

  • UC San Diego
  • San Diego, CA
  • 90+ days ago

Advanced knowledge of law, regulation and University policy regarding public safety and law enforcement functions....

Demographic Data for California

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Salary for Police Chief Jobs in California

Estimated salary range based on data from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and iHireLawEnforcement research efforts.

Top Hiring Companies

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  • US Customs and Border Protection
  • California State University
  • County of San Bernardino
  • County of San Diego
  • Seattle Colleges
  • Butte County
  • City of Glendale (CA)
  • University of California
  • City of Concord

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Police Chief positions.

Highest Education Level

Police Chiefs in California offer the following education background
  • Master's Degree (33.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (10.0%)
  • High School or GED (7.7%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree (6.2%)
  • Some College (2.3%)
  • Some High School (0.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Police Chiefs in California
  • None (36.7%)
  • 4-6 years (12.9%)
  • 2-4 years (11.1%)
  • 10+ years (9.7%)
  • 8-10 years (9.0%)
  • 1-2 years (8.8%)
  • 6-8 years (6.9%)
  • Less than 1 year (4.9%)

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