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Paoletti to be Sworn in Wednesday as Redding’s New Police Chief

Chief Robert F. Paoletti will be sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the City of Redding on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be held at the City of Redding Council Chambers, 777… Continue Reading

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Stockton Captain Appointed as Redding Police Chief

City Manager Kurt Starman today announced the appointment of Robert Paoletti, a Captain with the Stockton (California) Police Department, as Redding Chief of Police. He replaces Peter Hansen, who will retire as chief on November 14. Paoletti, 41, is an 18-year veteran of the Stockton Police Department, serving in various roles from… Continue Reading

Redding Police Release Mid-Year Stats; Crime Down Overall

Below is a breakdown of the crime statistics collected by the Redding Police Department during the time period January 1 through June 30, 2011. The overall picture is positive, as illustrated by the 2.39% decrease in “Part 1 Crimes,” the… Continue Reading

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Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen to Retire Nov. 12

Redding Police Chief Peter T. Hansen has announced his retirement, effective November 12, 2011. Hansen, 54, is a 28-year veteran of the Redding Police Department. He began as a patrol officer and rose through the ranks to become chief of… Continue Reading

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Chat With the Chief, Part 2: Marijuana and More

Last week I sat down with Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen to discuss the June flare-up in gang-related crimes. In last Tuesday’s Part 1, Hansen discussed gangs and the history of gangs in Redding. The interview stretched into many other… Continue Reading