Position Vacancies
Chief of Police, City of Sacramento, California
By Ralph Andersen & Associates
Apr 7, 2017 - 4:52:11 PM


A national search is underway to attract highly qualified candidates to lead the Sacramento Police Department. This is an incredible opportunity for a proven reform-minded leader to guide this dynamic city through comprehensive and positive changes that build community trust and ensure public safety; with strong civic and community support, meaningful changes are underway.

Top candidates will have a stellar career history with experience successfully managing organizational changes and advancing collaboratively-crafted, comprehensive reforms as typified by those recommended by the President’s 21st Century Policing Task Force.

Sacramento Police Department has a FY2016-2017 budget of $132 million, 751 sworn officers, and 301 civilian employees. Requires 8 years of broad and extensive supervisory experience in municipal police work, including at least two years at the Command Level. Ideally, experience will have been gained in a metropolitan jurisdiction (population 250,000 or greater). Experience working with labor unions is vital. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred. Completion of FBI National Academy, California Command College, or other recognized Executive Leadership training is a plus. This at-will position has a competitive salary DOQ and is augmented by excellent benefits including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should apply by May 8, 2017 by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and current salary to Confidential inquiries welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Chief Gary Peterson (Retired) at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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