Chief of Police

Long Beach, CA
Cal Poly Humboldt began Police Department

Salary Range $6,250 – $20,063 monthly

Position Summary: Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, the Chief of Police is responsible for leadership, direction, and management of 16 full and part-time employees and 7 student employees. The Chief leads three primary units within the University Police Department (UPD): Police & Dispatch/Records, Parking, and Live Scan. The Chief is responsible for creating and implementing a vision that integrates the principles of community policing into a comprehensive university law enforcement program that includes: 9-1-1 dispatch; preventative patrol; general law enforcement; crime prevention and reporting; criminal investigation; bicycle and pedestrian safety; parking and traffic enforcement; workplace violence risk reduction, lost and found services; and other programs. The Chief will lead with an equity lens in working with all constituencies and ensure departmental training for staff to support individuals from all backgrounds.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least seven years of progressively responsible law enforcement or public safety administration experience, including five years in a management and administrative responsibility at the command level (Lieutenant or above) are required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and a genuine commitment to working with and for diverse communities, a focus on social justice, and fostering an inclusive environment based on trust and mutual respect. The candidate must also demonstrate strong communication and collaboration skills. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate development and implementation of a wide range of training but also establish a culture of accountability. Graduation from advanced law enforcement education, such as FBI National Academy or California POST Command College; experience in budget and personnel administration, including experience working in a collective bargaining environment; and experience at a university-based law enforcement agency or complex organization are preferred. The chief must maintain a current POST management certification in California or obtain a certification at the management level within six months of hiring date.