Police Chief
City of Escondido, CA 

Just 18 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Escondido lies 30 miles northeast of San Diego and 100 miles south of Los Angeles. Escondido Police Department is supported by 160 sworn and 62 non-sworn staff and an annual operating budget of $54.3 million. The department is organized across four Bureaus:  Investigations, Operations, Professional Standards, and Support Services, with each headed by a Captain or Deputy Director. 

Escondido is seeking a contemporary law enforcement leader, grounded in a community-oriented policing philosophy and energized by the opportunity to help design the future of policing in Escondido. A big-picture strategic thinker with a passion for continuous improvement and delivering quality services, the future Chief will have an impressive career reflecting extensive success with community and organizational engagement, partnership building, and proactive problem-solving. Bachelor’s degree, POST Management Certificate, and ten years of increasingly responsible law enforcement experience, including three years of management and administrative responsibility, are required. Master’s degree highly desirable. 

Salary is $197,076 - $266,040 supplemented by attractive benefits. Placement within the range DOQE. Visit www.tbcrecruiting.com for latest info and to apply online before closing date of Sunday, October 2, 2022


Tina White ·  619.948.1786