REDDING, Calif. - Captain Roger Moore, of the Redding Police Department, has been selected as the next Redding Police Chief pending city council approval.
The City of Redding has been without a police chief since Rob Paoletti was relieved from his duties by City Manager Barry Tippin in June of 2017. Retired Redding Police Chief Peter Hansen has been filling in as Interim Police Chief since mid-July.
“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 will oversee a department of 103 sworn and 49 non-sworn personnel, with an annual budget of approximately $29 million.
Moore, 47, joined the Redding Police Department in 1995 where he currently serves as a captain. In that role, Moore is currently in charge of overseeing the daily Field Operation Division, including patrol, the K-9 Unit, SWAT, the Traffic Unit, Community Cleanup and the Neighborhood Police Unit.
Moore began his law enforcement career in 1988 before serving a Shasta County Sheriff's Deputy from 1989 to 1991. He has also served as an officer with the City of Watsonville from 1991 to 1995.
Moore graduated from Enterprise High School in Redding and received his Bachelor's Degree from Simpson before getting his Master's Degree from National University.
According to officials, 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.