Klamath Falls Police Department
Klamath Falls Police Department
Klamath Falls Police Department

Klamath Falls Police Department


*We are currently recruiting for a new Chief of Police*

Chief of Police


The City of Klamath Falls seeks a forward-thinking and visionary individual with strong leadership and management skills to assume the role of the Police Chief. The ideal candidate will be honest, fair, and ethical. The City is seeking individuals with strong oral and written communication skills who will maintain open lines of dialogue with all stakeholders. A successful candidate will be an engaging and approachable manager who will maintain a high level of discipline and support high morale in the Department. An individual who will be committed to community-oriented policing is sought.

The new Police Chief must be a leader with business acumen and passion for the Department. The new Chief should serve as an example to the staff, setting a high standard and encouraging professional growth, development, and training. A strong collaborator who is open, honest, and receptive to feedback will be valued. The ideal candidate will be proactive on community and internal issues, with the ability to establish relationships within the community and work with outside agencies.

The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with the City Council, City Manager, and all city staff. A candidate is sought who will be committed to being a team player by being open and responsive to other City Departments. It is essential that the incoming Police Chief have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals; write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals; speak effectively before groups; and promote teamwork among supervisors.

A progressive and farsighted individual is sought who will establish and fulfill the goals and objectives of the Department. The new Chief will inspire the Department to work together to create a more efficient working environment. Candidates who can demonstrate a proven track record of successful decision making and action are desired. The ideal candidate will be able to identify key issues in complex situations, evaluate options, and initiate strategies for resolutions.

Filing Deadline:  December 29, 2014


For additional information and to apply please go to http://www.bobmurrayassoc.com/recruit/searchDetail.asp?broc_id=1015 or call Mr. Joel Bryden at 916-784-9080.


The City of Klamath Falls is located in the high desert of south central Oregon about 20 miles north of the California border. Our department serves a population of 20,000 within the city limits which is part of the Urban Growth Boundary which totals 45,000 in population. The department is comprised of 36 sworn officers, 4 clerical and support personnel, an evidence technician, 11 reserve officers, 11 police explorers, and 5 Volunteers in Police Service. The City encompasses 20 square miles and is home to Oregon Institute of Technology.

The Klamath Falls Police Department operates with a philosophy of community policing coupled with heightened customer service. We strive to meet the needs of residents and visitors alike and take pride in our professionalism. It is our desire that we do more than our part to make the City of Klamath Falls and surrounding suburban area a great place to live, raise children, work, and recreate.

Please take the time to navigate your way through our web site and on behalf of the men and women of the Klamath Falls Police Department, welcome to south central Oregon.

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