Captain Bill Schueller Appointed Redding Police Chief

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.

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10 Responses

  1. Avatar James Montgomery says:

    This sure has turned into a revolving door position!

  2. Avatar Tim says:

    These guys are all on the grandfathered 3% at 50 Cadillac CalPers retirement plan, which is capped at 90%. Moore started working in law enforcement in 1988 so he presumably had maxed out his retirement after just 2 years as chief. Why work for $1 when you can retire and take $0.90?

    First hired in 1994, Schueller presumably will max out his Calpers in 2024 – probably why Tippin expects him to be on the job the next 4 years. According to transparent California Schueller was a Sergeant in 2015, a Lieutenant in 2016, a Captain in 2018, and now Chief in 2019 – quite the meteoric rise in ranks after 20 years!

    • Avatar Bruce Vojtecky says:

      The Sun had an article on CALPERS. I retired in 2006 with my $12,000 a year CALPERS pension. In 2005 there were under 2000 CALPERS retirees making $100,000 a year. Now, just 14 years later, there are almost 30,000 CALPERS retirees making $100,000 a year. AT 76 I will probably not see my CALPERS ended but it probably will sometime. One thing they noted was school pensions are going down. They say because of lower enrollment but I believe it is because they are privatizing many classified positions. Certified are on their own pension.

  3. Avatar Cop Watch says:

    This is a HUGE MISTAKE !

  4. Avatar Outa Here says:

    You should not let your personal feelings cloud your moderator duties Babs

    • Barbara Rice Barbara Rice says:

      Comments are taken down when they violate our rules. If I let my personal feelings dictate which comments stayed and which were taken down, this forum would be a ghost town.

      • Avatar Eleanor Townsend says:

        Well said, Barbara. You are always an even hand here, and keep this excellent forum from becoming like other sites where people don’t want to comment due to someone else’s personal ridicule/takedown. Thanks for keeping ANC sane.

        • Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

          Barbara’s is a thankless undertaking especially when anonymous posters commandeer the site. Thanks for keeping tabs on the trolls.

  5. Avatar Seymour Garcon says:

    I don’t know much, and I have no clue about life, that said….We are a community begging for someone to pay attention to the issues, we face here in Shasta County! Chief Roger Moore did the best he could with what he had….which wasn’t much! I don’t think that the new choice is a bad one….I have a feeling one of the questions may have been….”NO matter what happens, will you serve for years….”! I think Bill is a genuinely good pick for the issues we face. This feels like a puzzle piece that fits, and I feel that Bill is an open minded man, and he is NO fool…..he knows the next 10 years will be filled with contention…I feel he is ready to take on the RPD….a 30 million dollar budget with 106 sworn and some 50 not sworn….seriously a heavy burden…I feel his shoulders are strong…..and those boots are solid! just my abstract opinion…..

  6. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    Congratulations, Chief. You’ve served in Redding long enough to know the difficulties the city is facing. A daunting task, indeed.