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Police Captain – City of Antioch, CA

Date Posted: June 11, 2024

Employer: City of Antioch Police Department


The Antioch Police Department is seeking a Police Captain who is committed to the community and will embrace the Department’s mission. The ideal candidate is a serv-ant leader who has the ability to listen and practice empathy. They understand the diverse community that we serve and can adjust to dynamic situations and implement effective decisions.


The ideal candidate is a highly communicative leader who can develop followship and support around common values and goals and effectively build relationships across a diverse city organization and community. They will have a commitment to the principles of 21st Century Policing: Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Engagement and Collaborations, Crime Reduction Strategies, Training, Education and Officer Safety and Wellness.


This is a unique opportunity to join a new leadership team to be able to shape the direction and culture of the department for years to come.


The salary range for this position is $ 204,648 - $248,748 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Effective the first full pay period after September 1, 2024, an across the board increase of 3% shall be implemented for all classifications in the bargaining unit.


Additionally, the selected candidate will receive an excellent benefits package that includes vacation, medical insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, public sector retirement, education incentive, and uniform allowance. CalPERS Retirement Benefits—The City provides coverage for all “Classic” Members at 3% @ 50 Formula for Safety members.
This position is open until July 5, 2024. For complete job information and to apply, click the “Job Opportunities” link on the City’s website at:


Candidate screening will begin on July 8, 2024, and finalists will be invited to an interview/assessment center process scheduled for July 25, 2024.
This is a confidential search process. If you have any questions regarding this position, contact consultant, Joseph Kreins at 707-333-6858.
Candidates should possess a minimum of 10 years of law enforcement experience that includes at least two years of experience in a management capacity at a law enforcement organization.


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, (required) preferably with a major in police science, public administration, or sociology.
Basic, Intermediate, & Supervisory POST certificates (required).
Possession of a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record are a condition of hire and of continued employment.
Ability to pass a thorough background investigation, including polygraph test, psychological evaluation, physical evaluation, and drug screening, prior to appointment.


Possession of Advanced, Supervisory, and Management POST Certificates (Required). Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI), POST Command College, FBI National Academy, SMIP, and the CPOA Leadership Development Course is desirable.


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