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City Manager Barry Tippin today announced the appointment of Roger Moore, a Captain with the Redding Police Department, to be Redding Chief of Police. Moore’s appointment is subject to approval by the City Council and is expected to be considered by the City Council at its meeting on September 19.
Moore, 47, joined the Redding Police Department in 1995 and has served in various roles from patrol officer to his current position of Captain. In that role, he oversees the daily Field Operations Division including Patrol, the K-9 Unit, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), the Traffic Unit, Community Cleanup, and the Neighborhood Police Unit. He began his law enforcement career with the City as a cadet in 1988 and served as a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy from 1989 to 1991. He was an officer with the City of Watsonville from 1991 to 1995. He has held positions of Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant prior to becoming Captain in the Redding Police Department.
Moore is a graduate of Enterprise High School in Redding and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Human Resource Management from Simpson University. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National University in 2007.
Moore was chosen following a national search that attracted 19 highly qualified candidates nationwide. Qualified candidates were formally interviewed by a four-person professional panel consisting of Bob Blankenship, retired Redding Chief of Police; Leonard Moty, retired Redding Chief of Police; Mike O’Brien, City of Chico Chief of Police; and Steve Watson, City of Eureka Interim Chief of Police. Candidates also were interviewed by a separate panel of community leaders. Among those on the panel were: Jonathan Anderson, Director, Good News Rescue Mission; Jim Cloney, Superintendent, Shasta Union High School District; James Crockett, Shasta College faculty; Chris Haedrich, Commercial Associate/Owner, Haedrich & Co., Inc.; Mike Mangas, KRCR news anchor; and Dr. Lea Tate, Psychologist.
“Captain Moore has been an exemplary member of the Redding Police Department, excelling in each position he has held,” said Tippin. “I am excited to have him join the City leadership team and know he will be an outstanding Police Chief.”
As Chief, Moore would oversee a department of 103 sworn and 49 non-sworn personnel, with an annual budget of approximately $29 million.