Police Chief Opening – Palo Alto, CA

Police Chief

City of Palo Alto, CA



Recognized as the global leader in cutting-edge technology, medicine and green innovation, Palo Alto is the birthplace and heart of the Silicon Valley. A community of 67,000 residents on the San Francisco Peninsula, the City’s population more than doubles during the daytime. The Palo Alto Police Department is supported by 158.4 FTE (100 sworn) and a FY2017-18 General Fund budget of $42.3 million.


The ideal candidate will be a visionary contemporary policing professional known for promoting high standards of professionalism and performance. This empowering leader will have the opportunity to lead, mentor and influence the next generation of sworn and civilian public safety servants while serving a progressive and engaged community. A well-rounded background, which includes five (5) years of service at a command level that is equivalent to or higher than that of a Division Commander in Palo Alto, is desirable. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree and/or formal leadership training is strongly preferred.


The salary range goes up to $271,689; salary is supplemented by a competitive benefits package. This recruitment will close on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Visit www.tbcrecruiting.com for detailed recruitment brochure and to apply online. All inquiries and applications will be handled confidentially.


Teri Black - 424.296.3111

Bradley Wardle - 650.450.3299