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Chief of Police

Apply now Job no: 531382
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: East Bay
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Safety

Salary and Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $180,000 per year to $200,000 per year.

This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in the CSU, and serves at the pleasure of the President.

The CSU enjoys a generous benefits program with employer paid life insurance ($100,000), as well as health, dental, and vision insurance with the monthly premium largely paid by the CSU. Additionally, we offer a broad range of other benefits which includes dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, tuition fee waiver, 401k, 457 and 403(b) plans.  The CSU belongs to the CalPERS retirement plan in which medical and dental insurance continues in qualified retirement. The CSU has 14 paid holidays, one personal holiday and the position earns 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year. For more information on the benefits program, please visit our benefits website. The CSU Total Compensation Calculator demonstrates the significance of our benefits package.


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About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and Finance/CFO, the Chief of Police leads all public safety efforts and is responsible for protecting life and property, maintaining security and order, and preserving the general welfare of the campus community.  The Chief manages and coordinates all police activities including patrol, investigation, records, law enforcement, crime prevention, and detection as well as department conformance to the California Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).  The Chief participates in the planning for emergency preparedness and incident response and has responsibility for physical security systems, traffic control, parking and transportation services, and training.  The Chief participates in mutual aid agreements with neighboring law enforcement agencies and other CSU campuses statewide. The Chief is directly responsible for overall leadership, management, and supervision to a department of approximately 30+ staff located on two campus sites (Hayward and Concord). 

The Chief of Police will embody the elements of the University’s strategic plan (Future Directions) and contribute value to the organization as a collaborative leader committed to the priorities and framework recently adopted.  The Chief of Police also works closely and successfully with the senior university leadership.  The Chief and UPD also engage with a vast number of entities and stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, community members and local and state agencies.  This expansive work requires close consultation with senior leadership as best plans, practices, and procedures are identified for conducting university police operations.


The essential functions and responsibilities of the Chief of Police may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Emphasizing and promoting quality community-oriented policing.
  • Fostering a culture based on the University’s core values of equity and justice, educational engagement, belonging, innovation, integrity and accountability, and respect.
  • Providing effective leadership and guidance to direct reports and their staff.
  • Ensuring processes and procedures are in compliance with California State University (CSU), state, and federal regulations and laws.
  • Managing the departmental operating budget appropriately.
  • Managing the Parking and Alternative Transportations Services program.
  • Serving as an active member and advisor on various campus committees.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Safety, or other closely related field.


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively varied and responsible experience as a certified/licensed full-time law enforcement officer with a recognized law enforcement agency(ies).
  • At least five (5) years in an administrative, supervisory, or management position at the rank of Lieutenant and above (or the equivalent).

Required Qualifications

  • Possession of a POST Supervisory certificate and successful completion of the probationary period as a lieutenant.
  • Ability to successfully earn the POST Management certificate by completing a POST-certified 104-hour management course with one year of appointment and serving as Chief of Police for a period of two years.
  • Ability to successfully complete other training or prerequisites as required by regulation, law, or policy.
  • A valid California Driver’s License.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • A Master’s degree in an appropriate or related field.
  • Working knowledge of the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • Command-level experience in a leadership position in a major municipal police department or working in a higher education environment.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

Confidential inquiries and questions regarding this career opportunity should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Project Director, or Chief Daniel Hahn (ret.), Co-Project Director, at (916) 630-4900.

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website here.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available here. 

At Cal State East Bay, the following nine competencies have been identified as valued leadership qualities: Communication, Cooperation, Delegation, Empathy, Feedback, Innovation, Leadership Presence, Passion and Strategic Ability. While we may not expect our managers to exhibit all of these competencies, we do expect them to aspire to develop them. As part of the annual evaluation review process, the Chief of Police will be evaluated on each.


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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