The Moraga Police Department was established in 1979 and is staffed with 12 sworn officers, including the chief, 2 non-sworn professionals and up to 6 reserve officers to provide law enforcement services to nearly 17,000 residents. Although one officer is assigned to Investigations, all of the officers are generalists and work on all types of incidents. Moraga is also home to St. Mary’s College of California and many of their students reside in town, which can present additional challenges to the Police Department. Moraga is also home to award winning schools, an active network of community organizations and service clubs, and is known for its active, involved community members. The Police Department works closely with the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which provides fire and EMS services to Moraga, Orinda and surrounding unincorporated areas.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in public administration, criminal justice or a related field. A minimum of ten (10) years of broad and extensive experience in all major phases of police work, including at least three (3) years of command or supervisory experience equivalent to a Lieutenant, Captain or Commander, or above. The successful candidate will possess a POST Advanced Certificate, a POST Management Certificate and have additional leadership and management training. The annual salary range for the position is $180,072 - $218,000; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Please contact Chief Jon King with questions and for additional information at 925-888-7049 or via e-mail at email@example.com.