The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with demonstrated success working through leadership transition in a diverse community while leading a law enforcement agency effectively in proactive community policing. The successful candidate will be open-minded, possess high moral character and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to build positive working relationships and partnerships at all levels within the department, with other City departments and the entire community. The Chief will provide consistent communication and outreach to East Palo Alto residents, businesses, and other key stakeholders; promote collaborative problem solving, involve citizens in fighting crime and establish successful relationships with outside organizations. The new Chief of Police will exemplify integrity and professionalism, while promoting service-oriented policing, engagement, and partnerships throughout the city and within the department. The ability to lead by example, be a team player and instill accountability while treating employees and citizens equitably and with respect will be essential to success. Qualified candidates will be open to input and have an inclusive problem-solving approach and embrace workforce diversity and inclusion.
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