|CA - Oakland Police Department (Chief of Police)|
Chief of Police
The City of Oakland, California is conducting a national search for the position of Chief of Police. Ideal candidates must be of the highest integrity and have a proven track record of proactive, hands-on, participative management experience; and possess excellent interpersonal, problem solving, communication, leadership, and financial management skills. The next Chief of Police will have a broad and varied professional background that demonstrates success in working with diverse communities while leading a professional law enforcement agency engaged in proactive community policing.
This at-will executive position reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for the efficient management of all Oakland Police Department (OPD) activities. The next Chief of Police will be well-versed in community-involved policing and problem solving, and have a proven reputation for building partnerships between the Department and the community to address crime and quality of life challenges. A Bachelor’s and a minimum of 10 years of continuous experience in municipal law enforcement, of which, five years are equivalent to Police Captain/Commander or above, and a minimum of two years as Deputy Chief in a medium-to-large law enforcement agency. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.