The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a broad and varied professional background that demonstrates success in working with a diverse community while leading a professional law enforcement agency effectively engaged in proactive community policing. The successful candidate will be dynamic, open-minded, 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 the Salinas community, promote community problem solving, involve residents in fighting crime and establish successful relationships with community organizations. The new Chief of Police will exemplify integrity and professionalism, while promoting service oriented policing, engagement and partnerships throughout all levels of the department. The ability to lead by example, be a team player and instill accountability while treating employees and the community equitably and with respect will be essential to success. Successful candidates will be open to input, serve as an advocate for the department while balancing the needs of stakeholders, have a collaborative problem-solving approach and embrace workforce diversity and inclusion.