Chief of Police
California State University San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA

California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) is conducting a national search for its next Chief of Police. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an accomplished law enforcement professional to lead a university police department at one of California’s most desirable public universities. The CSUSB University Police Department (UPD) provides public safety services and physical security to the campus, adjacent University facilities, and the members of the campus community. UPD offers a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance community safety and security, and respond to emergency response to calls for service. UPD employs 19 sworn police officers and active support staff. UPD has a newly remodeled Regional Communications Center, with several hardware and software upgrades, and a number of new training procedures, tools and equipment intended to improve officer and public safety. The Chief of Police will oversee all planning and day-to-day operations of these units.

CSUSB is part of the twenty-three (23) California State University (CSU) campuses and one of the state’s most desirable higher education institutions with a collective enroll approximately 486,000 students. CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. See more at San Bernardino is located in the heart of Southern California in between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. The City is nestled at the base of local mountain resorts and the crossroads of the I-215, I-210, and I-10 freeways. Visitors will find that San Bernardino is a historic city with exciting year-round events, cultural activities, and entertainment. The next Chief of Police will actively work to establish connections and relationships with a range of external groups and police partners. The next Chief will be a dynamic servant leader who recognizes the complexities and challenges of policing in a university environment and is deeply committed to a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies which support collaboration, partnership, and problem-solving. The next Chief of Police will also be a thoughtful leader, effective communicator, and strategic thinker.

Candidates must have ten years of progressively responsible sworn law enforcement experience, including at least three years of management experience. Thorough knowledge of public safety, law enforcement, and security methods and an in-depth understanding of California law and the regulations pertaining to the activities on campus is required. Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Public or Business Management, Social Science or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required to perform the position’s duties. In addition, candidates must satisfy California POST minimum employment standards for a sworn police officer and other requirements for the rank of Chief of Police as established by law at the time of appointment. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and credentials. The salary range is $170,000 to $185,000 per year based on qualifications and experience and is augmented by an outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, CalPERS retirement, tuition waiver, vacation, 14 paid holidays, and sick leave. Additional details are available in the CSUSB Benefits Summary for management personnel. Please send a cover letter, comprehensive resume, and list of five professional references to The position closes on January 27th, 2023. Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to the Search Consultant, Mr. Justin Doll (Chief of Police, ret.), Public Sector Search & Consulting, email:; (916) 789-9990 (office) or (907) 748-5746 (cell).

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