Mark HelmsSearch Consultant

    Mark Helms is an accomplished Northern California law enforcement leader with more than 30 years of diverse experience in policing, government, and public sector recruiting.

    Before joining Public Sector Search & Consulting, Mr. Helms served as Chief of Police in the City of Lodi, CA. As Chief, Mr. Helms developed a talented leadership team and worked to improve the policing profession as a member of the Board of Directors for the California Police Chiefs Association. Mr. Helms was also President of the Central Sierra Police Chiefs’ Association and is currently an Executive Fellow with the National Police Foundation.

    Mr. Helms spent most of his professional career with the Stockton Police Department. He attained the rank of Deputy Chief and has experience managing every major area of the 650-member organization.

    Mr. Helms earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College of California and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Stanislaus. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and California’s prestigious Law Enforcement Command College.