Known as “The Gateway to the Delta,” Pittsburg is located in Contra Costa County on the southern shore of the Suisun Bay in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area and is part of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta area. The City currently has a population of over 75,000 and is ideally located with easy access to the rest of the Bay Area through two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations.

The City of Pittsburg is seeking a Police Chief with a demonstrated commitment to community policing values and a proven track record in the successful development and implementation of strategic service delivery that promotes accountability, trust, employee development, and excellent community relations. The ideal candidate for this position will be a seasoned, decisive administrator and effective manager with the command presence and experience to be able to build a culture of trust, respect, credibility, and confidence within the Department.
Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in criminology, police sciences, or a related field and five years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of municipal police work, including at least three years in a responsible management/supervisory capacity.
Possession of a valid class C California driver’s license and proof of auto liability insurance must be maintained throughout employment. Possession of a Management Certificate from P.O.S.T. is required. Possession of a P.O.S.T. Command College diploma or F.B.I. National Academy diploma is desirable.
The monthly salary range for the Police Chief position is $15,398 – $19,466; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications. The City also provides an excellent array of benefits.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Joel Bryden or Ms. Nina Jamsen at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: May 20, 2022