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Police Chief
City of Lathrop

The City of Lathrop, CA is seeking a Police Chief. The Police Chief must be well versed in, and an active practitioner of, community-oriented policing and problem solving, and exhibit a history of building partnerships between the Department and community to address crime and quality of life challenges. The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator with a demonstrated ability to collaborate with other City departments, staff, and a wide array of community organizations and individuals. The Chief must be a strong leader and public safety generalist who is able to earn the respect of the Department’s new personnel. The ideal candidate will be creative and visionary – capable of providing the direction and the tools to help create this new Department. This requires a mix of “big picture perspective” combined with a focus on day-to-day operations and the ability to engender a true community-oriented focus throughout the Department. The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated ability to lead with confidence and proactively addresses community issues through an intellectual, data-driven, and respectful approach. The Chief must embrace the philosophy of respect, collaboration, and a high degree of integrity.


Location: Lathrop, California
Salary: $188,782 – $229,465
Final filing date: June 18, 2021

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.