Recruitment Begins for San Gabriel's Next Police Chief


San Gabriel, California — The recruitment period for San Gabriel's next police chief has begun following former Chief Gene Harris's departure to the city of Pasadena.

The recruitment is open to well-qualified candidates, both internally and externally, and requires at least five years of experience working as a police lieutenant for a local, county, or state law enforcement agency; a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field; and a P.O.S.T. Management Certificate.

"I'm looking forward to selecting a new chief who will be an inspiring leader for our police department, understands the needs of a diverse community, and builds strong partnerships with our stakeholder groups," said City Manager Mark Lazzaretto. "If any community members have questions regarding the recruitment process, I invite them to contact me and share their thoughts and concerns."

The recruitment will close on April 21, 2023, at 4 p.m. Qualified candidates will undergo a multi-step screening and interview process, with a new police chief expected to be announced in the summer of 2023.

To learn more or to apply for the position, please visit

About the City of San Gabriel:

The birthplace of the Los Angeles region, the city of San Gabriel features a diverse population of over 41,000 residents. Founded in 1771 and incorporated in 1913, San Gabriel serves as the home of the San Gabriel Mission. The city features a historic core in the Mission District and a vibrant arts and culture scene at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. For more information about the city of San Gabriel, visit the city's website at

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