Suisun City

Police Chief

Northern Bay Area
4/1/2019 at 5pm
$97,668.00-$131,856.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


701 Civic Center Blvd Suisun City, 94585


The Community

Located nearly halfway between the metropolitan powerhouses of San Francisco and Sacramento, Suisun City is a hidden gem of the Bay Area. Suisun City is accessible from Interstate 80 via Highway 12 and Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor commuter rail stop at the Train Depot, right to the heart of the City’s historic Waterfront District, making it a prime location for job seekers as well as homeowners. The community is a unique destination for a Bay Area day trip, an overnight getaway or even a place to work, particularly with its reverse commute for inner Bay Area residents. Residents of this mostly bedroom community take great pride in the quality of their neighborhood infrastructure and amenities.

Mission:  It is the mission of the Suisun City Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, reduce crime and disorder and enhance public safety. Our employees deliver the highest quality of service and pledge to do so with honor and integrity, while maintaining the highest ethical standards. We are committed to working in partnership with our diverse community to improve their quality of life.

The next Police Chief will be an innovative, inspiring, and energetic leader with a successful track record in all aspects of law enforcement, have organizational perspective and decisive, consistent leadership, management, and mentoring skills.

The successful candidate must work well within a committed, focused, and customer service oriented organization under general direction from the City Manager.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an experienced law enforcement professional who is ethical, service-minded and possesses the highest levels of integrity.  An effective mentor and innovative leader that models and promotes high expectations, and asserts a positive presence.  The incumbent will uphold established exceptional service standards and embrace the opportunity to lead and develop a multi-generational department. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a sincere commitment to maintaining productive relationships throughout the Department, City and community.  This individual must be flexible and adept at balancing many competing priorities and demands.  They will inspire confidence and trust from the community, as well as earn the respect of both sworn and civilian employees.  The ideal candidate is someone who has respect for people of all backgrounds, recognizes the importance of maintaining a positive police presence and will welcome and embrace the rich diversity that is the fabric of Suisun City and its unique neighborhoods.


For unrepresented executive management positions, the standard benefit package includes:

Medical Insurance - Fully City-paid medical up to the CalPERS Kaiser Rate for employee, spouse and dependents. A cash payment of up to $473 per month in lieu of enrolling in City's health plans. City offers IRS Section 125 benefits plan for dependent care and healthcare reimbursement accounts. Vision and dental insurance options available at competitive rates.

Retirement - Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) of 2% @ 55 for Classic Employees (fully paid by City, including EPMC), or 2% @ 62 for new employees subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013. City does not participate in Social Security, but does withhold for Medicare, in accordance with federal law.

Life Insurance - Fully City-paid life insurance of up to $200,000 for employee only.

Deferred Compensation Plan - City contributes a match of up to $4,290 per year on a pay period basis into a ICMA 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

Education / Training Reimbursement - Up to $1,000 per year upon successful completion of approved program.

Paid Leave - 96 hours of sick leave, 80 hours executive leave, 13 paid holidays per year (including two floating holidays), and 80 hours paid vacation per year for the first five years of service. Vacation amounts increase based on longevity - 120 hours after 5 years, 144 hours after 10 years, 160 hours after 15 years, and 184 hours after 19 years.

Alternative Work Schedule - The standard City work schedule is 9/80 with alternate Fridays off.

Uniform Allowance - Police and Fire positions include a uniform allowance.

Special Instructions

The City of Suisun City utilizes to accept and process employment applications. To access the online application, go to and select the appropriate link. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application form, but should accompany the application.

Communications regarding this recruitment will be facilitated primarily by email to the address the applicant provides on his/her application. Please use an account that is regularly monitored. A delay in response may impact the processing of your application.

All applications and resumes are reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following:  written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.  All documentation must be completed in full and returned according to the instructions provided for the application to be further considered.

COMPLIANCE WITH AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): With prior notice to the Personnel Department regarding testing or job performance modifications, the City will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Disabled individuals requiring accommodation during the application/hiring process should notify the personnel office.

IMMIGRATION REFORM & CONTROL ACT: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all potential employees will be required to provide proof of United States Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

The City of Suisun City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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