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Chris Pittman Headshot

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 Office, including assignments in patrol, detectives, corrections, security services, field support, and technical operations. In 2014, he was selected as RCPD’s Assistant Chief of Police before being promoted to Sheriff's Captain. In December 2016, Chief Pittman returned to Rancho Cordova and was appointed as the Chief of Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University and sits on several national boards focused on law enforcement and first responders. Since 2014, Chief Pittman has served as the President of the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League Board.

Contact the Chief of Police at chief@ranchocordovapd.com

Chad Lewis Headshot Assistant Chief of Police Chad Lewis started his career with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Officein November 1993. As a Deputy, Sergeant and Lieutenant, he has experience in many areas of the Sheriff's Department including corrections, patrol, Problem Oriented Policing, Air Operations as a Tactical Flight Officer, 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 2017, he was selected as RCPD's Assistant Chief of Police overseeing the Patrol Operations Bureau, Administration team and Youth Services Unit. 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. Assistant Chief Lewis 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.
Jeff Schelldorf Headshot Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Schelldorf began his career with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office 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 RCPD as the Administrative Training Sergeant overseeing training programs for officers, special programs and planning for special events. He left RCPD in 2015, and 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 the Problem Oriented Policing Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Investigations Unit, Crime Analysis and Prevention Unit, and the Traffic Unit. Assistant Chief Schelldorf enjoys partnering with residents and the department's talented officers to keep our community safe.

Message from the Chief

RCPD’s goal is to continue to create a safe and vibrant community in Rancho Cordova through excellent policing, community involvement and partnerships with residents and businesses.

Our community policing model rests on the belief that police service is proactive, solution-oriented, professional and citizen-focused. Our officers are committed to the community of Rancho Cordova, and our goal is to create the safest community and participate as members of this community. 

I invite you to partner with us to help make Rancho Cordova neighborhoods and businesses thrive. Learn how you can get involved by visiting this page.

The men and women of RCPD look forward to providing our community with unmatched excellence in law enforcement services.

Sincerely,

Chris Pittman
Rancho Cordova Police Department
Chief of Police