Website City of South Gate, CA


Police Chief

City of South Gate, California


Located 20 miles north of the Port of Los Angeles and 7 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the City of South Gate (population 98,633) is situated in an ideal location to live and work. The City is notable for its relative affordable housing, community values and local businesses and large manufacturers. South Gate is also known for its strong sense of community.


South Gate operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council has a well-established tradition of respect and support of staff. The City Council appoints the City Manager who serves as the chief executive officer of the organization. The City’s executive team prioritizes professional work, transparency, ethics, the delivery of quality services, thoughtful planning with foresight, providing completed staff work and achieving the goals of the City Council.


The City is seeking an experienced law enforcement leader who models and exemplifies excellence in customer service. The Police Chief will be a servant-leader and role model who inspires the community, organization and department to work together to meet the public safety needs of the community. The ideal candidate will have a track record of developing staffing plans, engaging with the community and utilizing social media and other tools to inform and communicate to the citizenry. The Police Chief will be firm, fair and responsive to the community and lead by example.


Candidates should have a minimum of five years of administrative experience in two (2) or more separate types of command positions at the rank of Lieutenant or above. A Master’s degree is highly desirable. Possession of a California Class “C” driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record is required. The annual salary range of the position is $188,580 to $229,244 and the City provides an excellent benefit package.


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Peckham & McKenney


Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call our executive recruiter, Dr. Bob Bell toll-free at (866) 912-1919 or his cell at 760-253-1489 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at


Filing deadline is July 30, 2021.


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