Police Commander-City of Menlo Park (CA)

The City of Menlo Park is a city of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and active commercial districts. Located conveniently between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park is home to approximately 36,000 residents in its 19 square miles. Menlo Park’s residents reflect a range of backgrounds and interests who tend to be well-educated and actively engaged in community life.

Reporting directly to the Chief, the Commander will have responsibility for a division of the department with rotation opportunities determined by the needs of the organization. The ideal candidate will be a high energy professional who has outstanding community engagement skills and embraces a community-oriented policing philosophy. Bringing diverse experience to Menlo Park, he/she will be well-equipped to handle a broad range of crime and quality of life issues and bring an impressive history of success in the prevention of crime and disorder, and preservation of high quality of life for all residents.

At minimum qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; at least three (3) years of supervisory experience with a California municipal or county law enforcement agency at the rank of Sergeant or above; and a California POST certification or out of state equivalent.

The Police Commander’s annual salary range is $155,896 – $227,436 and is exempt from FLSA. The City is committed to pay equitable and competitive pay levels and sets salaries in consideration of salaries paid to existing staff with comparable duties and responsibilities. The newly appointed Police Commander’s salary will be close to the salary range mid-point, however it is negotiable depending on qualifications and desired attributes.

Interested individuals may apply online at www.bobmurrayassoc.com. Contact Joel Bryden at (916) 784-9080 with questions.

Filing Deadline: January 21, 2022