Police Chief-City of Marina (CA)

Date Posted: August 18, 2023

Employer: City of Marina, CA


The City of Marina, California seeks a proactive and community-oriented Police Chief to lead the Marina Police Department into the future.  The Police Chief will be open to new ideas and re-imagining how best to provide services in this unique community; bringing innovation and creativity through technology, will be essential to the role.

Located at the edge of the Pacific Ocean along the Monterey Bay Peninsula, Marina is a highly diverse city of just over 22,000 people.  Marina and the greater surrounding area are world-class destinations for outdoor recreation, tourism, and safe places to raise a family.  The City of Marina is a charter city with a Council/Manager form of government.  The City has a strong financial outlook, and both the City and the Police Department are experiencing growth.

The Marina Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of 29 sworn members and eight professional employees. Critical tasks for the incoming Police Chief will be assessing and strategizing how the Department will meet a growing city’s needs and building and assigning staff accordingly.

Any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job is qualifying. Bilingual preferred.  The minimum education requirement is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Criminal Justice, or similar major; a master’s degree is preferred.  The minimum experience requirement is at least six years of progressively responsible police supervisory experience, including a minimum of three years of experience in a position with management responsibility.

The salary range for this position is $134,111—$228,962 annually.  Actual salary will be based on the experience of the successful candidate.  Excellent benefits are provided.

Resume filing deadline is September 8, 2023.  

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website at:

Peckham & McKenney

Email Kim Petersen at [email protected] for more information. A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

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