New Interim Police Chief is appointed; Chico State welcomes him

Interim Chief Police becomes appointed by University Police. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Interim Chief Police becomes appointed by University Police. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Jacqueline Morales

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New chief was hired Thursday to lead Chico State’s campus police department.

John M. Reid, was appointed by President Gayle Hutchinson after Chief John Feeney, who served two years and ended his position Aug. 2. The position of Interim Police Chief was temporarily accepted by Lt. Corinne Beck.

According to a press release, Reid is currently Chief of Police at Channel Islands. He brings 30 years of law enforcement experience to campus after formerly being chief of police at University of Wisconsin and police captain at University of Arkansas. He is a graduate of the 202nd session of FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and received his criminal justice master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Chief Reid, will be appointed full-time during his interim meanwhile a search process will be put into action within the coming weeks.

Lt. Beck will resume her position as lieutenant of patrol operations.

A welcome reception is expected to take place and will be announced at a future date.

Further information can be reached with University Police at (530)898-5555.

Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on Twitter.

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