The City of Turlock is seeking a Police Chief. Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Police Chief plans, directs and reviews the activities of the Police Department; provides for full service law enforcement, crime prevention, dispatch services, community education, animal control, and code enforcement; responsible for budget and program direction; provides direction to assure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. The ideal candidate for the next Police Chief must understand the challenges of policing a smaller community that experiences the same complex issues faced by larger, urban departments. A history of building partnerships between a department and community to address crime and quality of life challenges is expected. The successful candidate will be a multi-tasker who possesses strong budgeting and administrative skills. The next Chief must be actively engaged and participatory at all levels of the Department. The ideal candidate will be open-minded and progressive with organizational management savvy in order to assess the current organization and provide the direction and tools to move the Department forward. The Chief must embrace the philosophy of respect, collaboration, and a high degree of integrity.