The City of Tehachapi is located 35 miles east/southeast of Bakersfield and west of Mojave in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, with an elevation of 4,000. The City’s diverse population of just under 9,800 enjoy a quality of life and sense of community as it retains a small-town atmosphere and attracts new businesses while embracing technological and commercial innovations. Tehachapi is seeking a visible and active Police Chief who will fully embrace the small-town spirit of the City and become an engaged member of the community. A Chief who is friendly and approachable with a responsive personality will be successful. A candidate with excellent public speaking skills who is comfortable with public and press visibility would do well in this position. Qualified candidates must possess at least three years of varied, increasingly responsible law enforcement management experience and be eligible for a POST Management Certificate. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and graduation from POST Command College or POST Supervisory Leadership Institute. The salary range for the Police Chief is $104,004 to $163,020 annually; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications. Tehachapi also offers an attractive benefits package.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080.
Filing Deadline: January 28, 2022