Chief Chris Pittman began his career in law enforcement in 1994 when he attended the Sacramento County Sheriff's Academy. He has experience working in every major area of the Sheriff's Department, including assignments in patrol, detectives, corrections, security services, field support, and technical operations. In 2014, he was selected as the Assistant Chief of Police of Rancho Cordova before being promoted to Sheriff's Captain. In December of 2016, Chris returned to Rancho Cordova when he was appointed as the Chief of Police. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University and sits on several national boards relating to law enforcement and first responders. Since 2014, Chris has served as the President of the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League Board.
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Assistant Chief Chad Lewis started his career with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department in November of 1993. As a Deputy, Sergeant and Lieutenant, he has experience in many areas of the Sheriff's Department including corrections, patrol, Problem Oriented Policing (POP), Air Operations as a Tactical Flight Officer (TFO), the Special Enforcement Detail (SED/SWAT) as an operator and sniper, the Communications Center, Team Leader for SED, the Office of the Sheriff as Assistant to the Chief of Field & Investigative Services, the Bureau Commander of Special Operations and the Sheriff's Tactical Commander. In July of 2017, he was selected as the Rancho Cordova Police Department's Assistant Chief of Police. The vast majority of his patrol experience during his formative years was in Rancho Cordova. A return to Rancho Cordova brings his law enforcement career full circle as he revisits the city and neighborhoods he patrolled and served as a young patrol officer. Chad earned an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Sierra College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University. He has been awarded the Attorney General's Award of Valor, eight Major Incident Ribbons and three Bronze Stars for bravery. Assistant Chief Lewis is ardently dedicated to law enforcement and serving the citizens of Rancho Cordova.
Assistant Chief Jeff Schelldorf began his career with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department in 1998. He has experience working at the Main Jail, California Department of Justice Task Force, contract City of Citrus Heights, Patrol, Detectives, Airport Division, IMPACT Division, Communications Bureau and Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. In September 2013, he joined the Rancho Cordova Police Department as the Administrative Training Sergeant overseeing training programs for officers, special programs and planning for special events. After two years serving other areas of Sacramento County, he returned to Rancho Cordova in 2017 as a Watch Commander for the Patrol Division Day Shift. In April 2018, he was selected for the newly-created Assistant Chief of Police position overseeing Community Services and Investigations, which includes, Problem Oriented Policing Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Detectives, Crime Analysts, and the Traffic Unit. Assistant Chief Schelldorf enjoys partnering with residents and the department's talented officers to keep the Rancho Cordova community safe.
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