City Welcomes New Police Chief Pittman

Rancho Cordova, CA (MPG)  |  Source: City of Rancho Cordova
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Chris Pittman as the new Rancho Cordova Police Chief. --Photo courtesy City of Rancho Cordova

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Rancho Cordova’s City Manager, Cyrus Abhar, announced that he has appointed Chris Pittman as the new Rancho Cordova Police Chief.  Pittman, a Sheriff’s Captain with twenty-two years of experience with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, will fill the role vacated by the recent retirement of former Police Chief Michael Goold in December of 2016.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris Pittman as our City’s new Chief of Police,” said Mr. Abhar.  “Chief Pittman is well-known in our community, having served previously as Assistant Chief of Police in Rancho Cordova in 2014 and as the current President of the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League. His long history, wealth of experience, and commitment to Rancho Cordova all make him an excellent choice to lead our police department.”

Pittman began his career in law enforcement with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles, including Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. He has been assigned to the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, the U.S. Attorney’s Anti-Violent Crime Initiative Task Force, and the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team. He has served in leadership roles as the Narcotic Investigations Bureau Commander, North Patrol Watch Commander, Folsom Dam Security Bureau Commander, Assistant Division Commander for the Security Services Division, Assistant Division Commander for the East Patrol Division, Assistant Chief of Police for the Rancho Cordova Police Department, and Commander of the Field Support Division where he oversaw a majority of the Sheriff’s Department’s support systems, including the 911 Communications Center.

“I am very excited to be coming back home to Rancho Cordova,” said Chief Pittman. “Serving in Rancho Cordova as the Assistant Chief was the best assignment in my career as a law enforcement officer, and I look forward to working with the City Council and City staff on behalf of our community to continue to make Rancho Cordova a safe and vibrant place to live and work.”

Highly decorated, Pittman has been awarded five Major Incident Ribbons, three Unit Citations, a Distinguished Service Medal, and was the Sheriff’s Department Employee of the Year in 2004.

The City will host opportunities in the near future for the community to get to know its new Chief of Police.

Chris Pittman as the new Rancho Cordova Police Chief. 
--Photo courtesy City of Rancho Cordova