Redding Police Chief Hansen Announces Retirement

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From Redding Police Department press release:
After 27 years with the Redding Police Department and over 30 years in law enforcement, Redding Police Department Chief Peter Hansen has decided to retire.

“The proudest moment of my professional career was when I was chosen to lead this organization as Chief of Police. I firmly believe, and have always believed, the most valuable asset of this agency is the high-quality employees. Our success is a direct result of the hard work of the dedicated professionals of the Redding Police Department.”

Since taking office in November 2008, the Department has faced many challenges. “We have been able to overcome these challenges because of the sacrifice and hard work of the members of the Redding Police Department and the support of the community.”

Chief Hansen plans to retire on December 3, 2010. The City Council and City Manager have already been notified.

“Between now and December 3, we have a lot of work to do. I promise to remain committed to the community and the department. I will strive to ensure the needs of the department and the
community are met during this transition.”

“My loyalty to the Redding Police Department and our community remains unchanged. However, it is now time for me to move on to a new chapter in my life. Thank you for your support.”

-from press release
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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Claudia Hastings says:

    I want to say that the only time I dealt with Chief Hansen, was in 1989 when my friend and coworker Nina Martochia was murdered. I was the one who discovered her body. He was so pleasant in dealing with me, as I was a total mess. I very much appreciated and never forgot his professional kindness.

  2. Randall R. Smith Randall R. Smith says:

    My old chief, William K. Hamilton, M. D., at UCSF once observed, "You can't tell the quality of a department by the people who leave. Good places will have retirements, transfers, raids and changes. You know continuing quality by the kind of people the program is able to attract." If we are able to find another Chief Blankenship, Chief Moty or Chief Hansen, may be monkeys can fly.

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