Chief of Police

Martinez, CA
Contra Costa Community College District

Salary: $135,144- 164,664 per year.

Closing Date: 06/28/2024.

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services, the Chief of Police plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the District Police Safety Services operation; inspects, monitors, reviews and audits the Police Safety Services functions and activities; serves as a resource to college and District personnel regarding security and police safety service procedures; serves as a liaison to other public safety organizations; and performs other related functions as directed. This position may be required to provide day-to-day supervision at a college campus, attend college management meetings, and periodically meet with the college Presidents to discuss policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the District Police Safety Services operation, including the determination of operational policies, guidelines, priorities, and the approval of scheduling and control of ongoing operational functions.
  • Coordinates and plans activities for emergency preparedness, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation throughout the District.
  • Continually reviews legislative change and legal mandate implementation to ensure District compliance.
  • Plans, organizes, develops and implements operational procedures to ensure adherence to a cost effective and cost beneficial operational mode, and to ensure that appropriate quality control and performance standards are maintained.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the development and maintenance of mid- and long-range planning programs, including implementation and maintenance of a systematic data management, storage and retrieval system.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises a program of inspection and review of operational facilities and equipment to ensure that potential safety hazards are corrected and prevented.
  • Reviews, approves, requisitions and orders Police Safety Services operational supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Plans, organizes, and participates in the budget planning process, and develops and implements an expenditure control process.
  • Counsels and advises college personnel regarding facility security, parking regulations and Police Safety
  • Services related problems and concerns.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures pertaining to the District Police Safety Services operations, as well as provides communication forums for interior and exterior stakeholders.
  • Assists subordinate personnel in resolving complex and unusual Police Safety Services related problems and concerns.
  • Evaluates the performance of supervisory Police Safety Services personnel, including the use of motivational strategies and techniques to ensure improved performance.


  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in law enforcement, including two (2) years in a command position of lieutenant or higher.
  • Bachelor of Arts or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Police Science, Public Administration or closely related field.
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Police Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field.
  • Possess a POST executive certificate.
  • Successful completion of the P.O.S.T. command college or F.B.I. academy programs.
  • Experience in college or university law enforcement at the command officer level.
  • Experience in police service training processes.
  • Experience in community policing with diverse population groups.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Budget development and management.
  • Ability to successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.