Police Chief

  • City of Gearhart
  • 698 Pacific Way, Gearhart, OR 97138, Gearhart, Oregon
  • Mar 13, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Executive
  • Salary: $79,000 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $106,000
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Jun 11, 2023


The City of Gearhart, Oregon is seeking a Police Chief for this quaint and quiet beach town located along Highway 101, three miles north of the resort town of Seaside. The Police Department operates with an annual budget of $550,000 and a team of 3 full-time law enforcement officers responding to 850-900 calls per year.  

Serving a population of roughly 1800 across 1.9 square miles, the department covers all calls within the city 24/7. Officers also cover areas and assist agencies outside the city as needed. Each officer has a 4-wheel drive SUV as a take-home vehicle. The ideal candidate will be tenured and experienced, have a team viewpoint, and able to balance patrol work and administrative functions.   

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to lead a small police department in a beach town along the popular northern Oregon coast. City leaders are committed to maintaining Gearhart's distinctive small-town feel. If you are looking for a friendly community with a great quality of life, a stable and cooperative Council and city administrator, this is a great opportunity. 


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Additional Information

GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Gearhart with this search. Learn more at gmphr.com. The City of Gearhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is April 2, 2023. 

Job Address

698 Pacific Way, Gearhart, OR 97138, Gearhart, Oregon 97138 United States View Map