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Police Commander

Suisun City, California



City of Suisun City

701 Civic Center Boulevard

Suisun, CA 94585

Phone: 707-421-7323  




Salary: $73,212 - $98,832

Population: 28,000 

Sworn Officers: 24 

Application Deadline: 3/7/08







The City of Suisun City is seeking a dynamic Police Commander to become a part of our growing department and community. Under administrative direction of the Police Chief, the ideal candidate will direct, manage, coordinate and supervise the activities of the Police Operations Division the Police Department. This candidate will also coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Police Chief.


Suisun City is a waterfront community located just 45 minutes from San Francisco and Sacramento. With a population of 28,000, the City takes pride in its emerging waterfront district, promising old town community, and its older and prospering neighborhoods. While surrounded by growing urban areas such as Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo, the Suisun City Police Department is positioned to build upon its small community atmosphere, while staying abreast of unlawful activities found in more populated areas. The ability to blend these two environments is critical to the success of our Police Department and new Police Commander.


The Department currently consists of 24 sworn police officers and 12 non-sworn employees.  The fiscal year 2006-2007 budget for the Department is $4.6 million.


The ideal candidate will be innovative and possess the ability to initiate proactive strategies in the areas of patrol and investigations, while playing a significant role in the selection, recruitment and training process. The incumbent will also possess the tools to create a culture of strong leadership within the Police Department. This position requires  a minimum of six years of increasingly responsible law enforcement in all major phases of police work, including three years of administrative and supervisory experience at a level comparable to a Police Sergeant with the City of Suisun City. Experience working with culturally diverse populations is also preferred.



We offer the following:

  • Current Salary Range: $6,101 $8,236 per month

  • Retirement: PERS  3% at 50, employee share fully paid by City:  City does not participate in Social Security System except for the Medicare portion

  • Health Program: The City participates in PERS, with several health plans available; Employees may use a Flex spending account to select health, dental and vision plans

  • Vacation: 10 days per year. 15 days after five years, 18 days after 10 years, 20 after 15 years

  • Holidays: 11 paid holidays per year and 1 floating holiday

  • Executive Leave: 10 days per year in lieu of overtime

  • Sick Leave: 12 days per year accrued at 1 day per month

  • Life Insurance: $100,000 of coverage

  • Deferred Compensation: City will match employee contribution up to $2,400 per year

  • Credit Union facilities are available

  • A 9/80 work schedule, with City Hall closed every other Friday.


To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, please download an application from our website at:




Contact the City of Suisun City Human Resources Department



Complete applications will consist of a letter of interest, resume and salary history with five work related references no later than March 7, 2008 to:


Police Commander Search Committee

City of Suisun City

701 Civic Center Blvd

Suisun City, California  94585




The City of Suisun City is an AA/EOE




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