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Rocklin names interim police chief

Chad Butler
Chad Butler Rocklin Police Department

Chad Butler, a member of the Rocklin Police Department since 2003, has been appointed as the city’s interim police chief.

Butler succeeds Ron Lawrence, who will become Citrus Heights’ chief of police on Monday.

“Chad has been a huge part of the success at Rocklin PD over the past decade and is a professional police executive who has the experience needed to take the department to even greater heights,” Lawrence said in a written statement.

Butler has been a captain with the department. Before coming to Rocklin, he served 11 years with the Albany and San Francisco police departments, according to a city news release.

His assignments have included patrol, vice crimes, K-9 unit, detective, critical incident negotiation team member, youth services and field training coordinator. He also served as accreditation manager with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Butler has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management and is pursuing a master’s degree in law enforcement executive leadership.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy