Chief of Police, DSH-Coalinga
California Department of State Hospitals (DSH)

The CDHCS Homepage ( is seeking qualified candidates to apply for our Chief of Police position at our facility in Coalinga, California.

This position is approved for Peace Officer/Fire Fighter Retirement designation.

Under the general direction of the Chief of Law Enforcement and Executive Director, the Chief of Police is responsible for providing high-level operational, administrative, management, and policy direction for law enforcement services and personnel within the Office of Protective Services. The Chief of Police is the highest ranking of law enforcement personnel at the facility and organizationally all law enforcement and fire services employees report to the Chief. The Chief is responsible for overseeing the law enforcement and fire services operational functions of the DSH 24/7 facility to ensure the safety and security of patients, staff, and the community. The Chief is a critical piece of the executive leadership team at each facility providing strategic operational leadership. This is a sworn law enforcement position but is not a POST-participating classification/position.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Location: Sacramento,, California
Salary: $117,060 - $141,684
Final filing date: 4/12/2024

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.