Atascadero has a population of 30,000 and is situated in the center of San Luis Obispo County along Highway 101. The Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency composed of 34 sworn peace officers, and 13 professional civilian staff.
The City is seeking an experienced leader who will continue the community focused service delivery provided by the Department’s talented staff. The new Police Chief will lead a department that is strongly supported by its community, is solutions based, and is willing to be innovative when facing new challenges. The Chief reports directly to the City Manager.