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City of Chico

City of Chico

Portrait by Alain Tomatis Photography & Design
The Chico Police Department is a diverse organization comprised of over 140 full-time employees, with an additional 100 police volunteers, including Volunteers in Police Service, Explorers, Chaplains and Interns.  The department prides itself on the quality of our personnel and our level of training. We maintain high standards and our training far exceeds minimum standards.
 
Our mission is to create a safer Chico and improve quality of life by partnering with our community and providing dedicated service.  Our core values are integrity, courage, and respect.
 
We believe that trust and communication between a police department and community are essential and are built intentionally. As such, interaction with our entire community is a priority in order to establish relationships. This includes difficult conversations about controversial issues. These relationships help to build trust and respect.  In order to accomplish our mission, the department maintains a community policing model and command structure to better serve the needs of the community and enhance that interaction.
 
While we have and will face many challenges, we will do so collaboratively.  As your police department, we are committed to being engaged and transparent as we progress through difficult times. I am humbled, honored and blessed to serve as your police chief, and to lead your incredible law enforcement professionals.
Billy Aldridge, Chief of Police

Captains

Captain Greg Keeney
Captain Greg Keeney #C3
Operations

07/07/96 Hired at Chico PD
12/21/08 Sergeant
01/08/17 Lieutenant
09/27/20 Captain
 
 
Captain Jeramie Struthers
Captain Jeramie Struthers #C2
Support 

12/17/02 Hired at Chico PD
12/13/15 Sergeant
03/03/19 Lieutenant
01/01/2023 Captain

Lieutenants

Lieutenant Rodden
Lieutenant Mike Rodden #L6
Patrol

10/09/06 Hired at Chico PD
12/14/14 Sergeant
04/30/17 Lieutenant
 
 
 Lt. Brian Miller
Lieutenant Brian Miller #L4
Administration
02/12/06 Hired at Chico PD
07/01/15 Sergeant
03/01/20 Lieutenant
 
 
Lt. Tupper
Lieutenant Terry Tupper #L7
Patrol

12/19/05 Hired at Chico PD
04/16/17 Sergeant
10/25/20 Lieutenant
 
 
Lieutenant Pena
Lieutenant Omar Peña #L10
Administration

05/03/09 Hired at Chico PD
04/30/17 Sergeant
07/04/21 Lieutenant
 
 
Lieutenant Love
Lieutenant Ben Love #L9
Patrol

04/15/07 Hired at Chico PD
07/01/15 Sergeant
12/05/21 Lieutenant
 
 
 Lt. Jeff Durkin
Lieutenant Jeff Durkin #L8
Patrol

01/28/03 Hired at Chico PD
02/17/19 Sergeant
01/01/23 Lieutenant
 
 
Lt. Schmid
Lieutenant Joel Schmid #L3
Patrol
07/01/07 Hired at Chico PD
06/01/19 Sergeant
01/01/24 Lieutenant
 

Administrative Staff

Kelly DeLeon
Public Information Officer Kelly DeLeon
Administration

06/27/22 Communications Specialist (PIO)
 
 
Animal Services Manager Gina Catallo-Kokoletsos
08/08/2012 Animal Care Attendant
04/04/2016 Animal Services Technician
10/22/2023 Animal Services Manager

police community advisory board

police community advisory board

Collaboration meeting

 
The Police Community Advisory Board (PCAB) is designed to be a link between the community and its police department to facilitate and enhance communication between the two.