City of Napa – Police Department

Police Captain

Salary Range: $160,455 - $193,837 Annually

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019


Are you driven to produce great work in the areas of Community-based Policing, mentoring high-performing staff, and leading with the highest level ethical conduct? Has your servant leadership allowed you to add new value that fosters positive change? Then apply today and continue that collaborative work with the Napa Police Department, benefiting not only the law enforcement professionals on our team but the community we serve!

The Napa Police Department is dedicated to providing unparalleled service to its diverse local community. A career with us offers many rewards: competitive salaries and excellent benefits; chances to create significant positive impact on people in your community; an amazing variety of work and challenges; and a fulfilling public service career.

We are looking for our next Police Captain and in that, a contemporary law enforcement leader with a proven passion for community policing. You excel in long-term and big-picture thinking, and can strategically prepare your assigned Division for the future. Comfortable with leading change, you should be open to new approaches from a variety of sources, and be adept at balancing competing demands and priorities. As one who encourages ideas and input from others, the individual selected will have a history of working collaboratively with partners on shared challenges and major initiatives. Partnering with the community to improve the quality of life and crime issues by being innovative, courageous, and compassionate is the Napa PD community-based policing philosophy.

As an inspiring leader and strong people manager, the candidate selected will exercise a steadfast commitment to the continuous development of leaders at all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will be a progressive servant leader, that is an effective mentor who genuinely values people and embraces the opportunity to lead and develop a multigenerational department.

Previous experience serving a diverse population and history of success with building relationships that strengthen the fabric of a community will be expected. You will convey sophisticated cultural competency and offer a hardworking track record of maintaining public safety in close partnership with a community. Positive and upbeat in nature, the ideal candidate will be extremely approachable and relatable. Sensitive to the varying information needs of internal and external partners, you're a credible and open communicator. As one who values ongoing two-way communications, you will display a sincere commitment to maintaining productive relationships.

We are a dynamic and progressive police agency dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to the City of Napa, in alignment with our Mission, Vision, and Values. 

Mission Statement
Community, Service, Excellence

Vision Statement
We serve the community with excellence.

Core Values
Purpose - Engaging in meaningful service.
Resolve - Strength to persevere.
Integrity - Demonstrating the highest level of ethical conduct with accountability and pride.
Dignity - Everyone we come in contact with is treated with compassion and respect.
Excellence - Performing at the highest level.

Candidates will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Aligning Performance for Success: Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Creating an Inclusive Environment: Making decisions and initiating action to ensure that business unit policies and practices use the capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse backgrounds, cultures, styles, abilities, and motivation.
  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others' emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively manage own responses so that one's behavior matches one's values and delivers intended results.
  • Initiating Action: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Leadership: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of being a Police Captain, using interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individuals toward higher levels of performance.
  • Mentoring: Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  • Community-Based Policing: Fostering trust within the community; understanding community dynamics to enhance crime prevention. Engaging community residents in developing strategies for neighborhood safety.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Effectively managing self and division time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Strategic Planning: Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.

About our Department
The Napa Police Department was established in 1875 and provides law enforcement services for the City of Napa. Our sworn and professional staff strives to be a model organization, recognized and acknowledged by the public and its peers, and is committed to integrity and professionalism.

Firmly grounded in a community policing philosophy, Napa's law enforcement professionals are dedicated to maintaining a high quality of life and preserving safety by recognizing and adjusting to the changing needs of the city and pledge, in partnership with the community, to resolve problems and address needs with excellence, initiative, and integrity. The incredible relationship the Department has with the community cannot be overstated.

Our culture is supportive and highly accountable. Members take pride in their work and their relationship with the community. NPD is a cohesive organization where lines between roles and ranks and big egos are not tolerated. Similarly, there is tremendous collaboration and alignment throughout the criminal justice system and with other partners throughout the region.


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