Office of the Chief
The Office of the Chief is administered by the Chief of Police, who also has command oversight and responsibility for the entire Police Department, all of its Divisions, Units, personnel and resources. The Chief of Police is an appointed position with the responsibility of hiring, directing and leading all police personnel and resources. The Chief of Police is appointed by and answers to the City Manager.
Chief Chad Butler grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and entered the police academy in 1992. He began his career with the Albany Police Department before transferring to the San Francisco Police Department in 1994. In 2003 he moved his family to Rocklin after accepting a job with the Rocklin Police Department.
Thank you for visiting our website. The members of the Rocklin Police Department are committed to serve, protect and promote a safe community, and we take great pride in keeping our residents and visitors safe by providing professional police services through community partnerships. We understand that a successful law enforcement organization is one that proactively seeks the community’s help to prevent and solve crime.
The strategic plan identifies long-term goals for the Rocklin Police Department and serves as a roadmap toward fulfilling our goals over time. The plan establishes a framework for decision-making by defining a vision and providing guidance on how we approach public safety issues.