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Police Lieutenant – City of Antioch, CA – Antioch Police Department

Date Posted: April 15, 2024

Employer: Antioch Police Department


The city of Antioch, California, is located on the banks of the San Joaquin River in Northern California, just off of Highway 4, in Contra Costa County. With a population of over 114,000 people, Antioch has become the heart of Eastern Contra Costa County, offering a variety of employment, shopping and vast recreational activities. Families with dreams of home ownership come to Antioch for its stunning neighborhoods, parks, and natural beauty. Land remains plentiful and affordable, compared with other parts of the Bay Area. Antioch is one of the few Bay Area communities that offers affordable housing. Retail and office space in Antioch typically leases for 20 to 30 percent less than comparable space in Central Contra Costa County. There’s always something to do in Antioch; like the County Fair, playing a round of golf, or roaring down slides at Prewett Family Water Park. There really is something for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Antioch.


The members of the Antioch Police Department are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services. The Department is authorized for 115 sworn officers and 35 non-sworn professional staff, which includes Dispatchers, Community Services Officers, and Administrative Support Staff. The Antioch Police Department offers a full slate of policing services to the community, including officers dedicated to investigations, traffic enforcement, emergency management, and canine (K-9) units. The Department is comprised of two divisions: Support Services and Field Services. The Field Services Division includes Patrol, Community Engagement and Traffic Bureaus. The Support Services Division consists of Administration, Dispatch, Investigations, Special Operations and Records. Antioch is the only City in Contra Costa County with its own Animal Shelter and Services, both of which fall under the purview of the Police Department.


The Police Department is located in downtown Antioch, near the Marina.


The salary range for this position is $177,396—$215,628 annually, commensurate with 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. Sworn classic and legacy employees contribute a total of 12% of pensionable compensation (an additional 3%) on a tax deferred basis for the City’s CalPERS Contributions for the 3% at 50 safety plan. Sworn PEPRA employees as defined by CalPERS, shall receive the CalPERS 2.7% at 57 safety retirement benefit formula. PEPRA employees contribute 50% of the normal cost for such retirement benefits on a pre-tax basis as determined by CalPERS.


Candidates should possess a minimum of 8 years of law enforcement experience that includes at least two years of experience in a supervisory capacity at a law enforcement organization. A Bachelors 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. Completion of advanced police supervisory or management coursework such as the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI), POST Command College, FBI National Academy, and the CPOA Leadership Development Course is desirable. Broad and extensive experience, training, and education in all major phases of municipal police work and police management is also desired.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced law enforcement professional who is service-minded and possesses the highest levels of integrity; an inspiring and team-oriented leader with an incredible work ethic known for adhering to high standards and service excellence. They will be an innovative and resourceful leader who displays a relentless commitment to professionalism. Experience as an effective mentor and innovative leader who models and promotes high expectations, and asserts a positive presence is highly desirable. Extensive community engagement experience, and a sophisticated understanding of contemporary policing practices will be expected. Requirements include two years' experience in a supervisory capacity or higher classification, and a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in police science, public administration or sociology. Possession of POST Basic, Intermediate, and Supervisory Certificates are also required. The incumbent will uphold established exceptional service standards and embrace the opportunity to lead and develop a multi-generational department.


In a competitive job market, the selected Lieutenant must support the Captains and Chief of Police and work diligently to increase employee engagement, maintain officer and professional staff retention, and enhance department recruitment efforts. This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a multi-generational and diverse law enforcement agency. The Police Department is heavily invested in community policing and community engagement programs. This is a unique opportunity to work in an exceptional and dynamic professional environment, and to become part of an outstanding leadership team that provides the community with excellent public safety services.


The Process—APPLY NOW: This position is open until May 17, 2024


For complete job information and to apply, click the “Job Opportunities” link on the City’s website at:




Candidate screening will begin on May 20, 2024, and finalists will be invited to an interview/assessment

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