City Manager Barry Tippin announced today the appointment of Bill Schueller, a Captain with the Redding Police Department, to be the next Chief of Police for the City of Redding. Schueller’s appointment is subject to approval by the City Council and is expected to be considered by the City Council at its meeting on August 20th.
Bill Schueller joined the Redding Police Department in 1994 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, School Resource Officers, the K-9 Unit, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), the Traffic Unit, Community Clean-up and the Neighborhood Police Unit. In addition to patrol experience, Bill worked for five years as a traffic (motor) officer and five years an Investigator working gangs, high-tech crime, crimes against children, and major crimes. He has held leadership positions as a Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, and Lieutenant prior to becoming Captain in the Redding Police Department. Bill was also the interim director of Shascom 911 for eight months following the Directors retirement, a position in which he successfully acted
until a new director was recruited and hired.
Most recently, Captain Schueller managed a five-year project to purchase and implement a replacement of the countywide Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), Jail Management System (JMS) and Mobile software for the Redding Police Department, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson Police Department and Shascom 911.
Schueller grew up in Albany Oregon, where he graduated from South Albany High
School in 1987. In 1993, he moved to Northern California to attend the Butte Law
Enforcement Academy as a member of the 82nd class. He was hired by the Redding
Police Department by Chief Blankenship following graduation from the Academy. Bill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University.
Schueller was chosen following a national search that attracted 15 highly qualified
candidates nationwide. Qualified candidates were formally interviewed by a three-person professional panel. Candidates also were interviewed by a separate panel of community leaders.
“Captain Schueller has been an exemplary member of the Redding Police Department, excelling in each position he has held,” said Tippin. “We have already discussed the development of a strategic plan and other initiatives we can accomplish together over the next four years. I am excited to have him join the City leadership team, and I know he will be an outstanding Police Chief.”
As Chief, Schueller would oversee a department of 106 sworn and 59 non-sworn
personnel, with an annual budget of approximately $30 million. The City of Redding extends a sincere congratulations to retiring Chief Moore, who has truly served our City well. Chief Moore has worked tirelessly to improve our City and to make RPD an outstanding law enforcement agency.