Search for New Police Chief Begins

Community Feedback Surveys

The ideal candidate will be of the highest integrity, service standards, and community relationship driven. Help us define what is most important in the next Police Chief by participating in the Community Survey.

Survey Deadline Monday, June 7, 2021.


A national search is underway to attract highly qualified candidates to lead the City of Modesto Police Department. Recent events around the country have underscored the need for, and importance of, lasting collaborative relationships between police and the community. Modesto seeks a proven reform-minded leader with top-notch communication skills and a commitment to transparency who will thrive in this dynamic organization.

Candidate Information Summary

Candidates for this position should be exceptional leaders, capable of planning and directing the services of this department and coordinating efforts with other divisions and City departments within a sophisticated, fast-paced environment.  

Importance of Community Feedback

This position is a key leader in the community. The City Manager is requesting that all stakeholders provide what is important to them. Share what qualities, strengths, and competencies are important to you for the next Police Chief to possess. What should be the priority areas of focus for the Modesto Police Department? Please take a few minutes to click on the link above and provide your feedback.