OPD Organization Chart


Office of the Chief

The Chief of Police is the Chief Executive Officer of the Department. The Office of the Chief is responsible for providing vision and overall direction to the Department. The Chief is assisted by the administrative secretary and the Professional Standards Lieutenant (in his/her internal affairs role).

Executive oversight of the Department is provided by the Department’s Management Team. The Management Team is comprised of the Chief of Police, the Operations Commander, four Lieutenants, the Administrative Services Manager, the Records Manager, the Jail Manager, and the Administrative Secretary.

Interim Chief of Police

  • Aaron Jelcick

Administrative Secretary

  • Kandace Johnson

Professional Standards Lieutenant

  • Paul Lower

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Operations Division

The Operations Division is managed by a Commander and is responsible for day-to-day enforcement of the law, response to calls for service throughout the City and the upholding of the Department’s mission – ‘to proactively address crime and reduce victimization while safeguarding the constitutional rights of all people’. The Operations Division consists of three main units:


The Patrol Unit is the largest unit and consists of officers assigned to Patrol duties out in the Community. Two Traffic officers, two K-9 officers and two School Resource Officers are included in Patrol teams. These teams are managed by three Lieutenants and six Sergeants. The officers staff three 10 hour and 40 minute shifts each day.

This schedule provides 8 hours of ‘overlap’ time each day (time where two shifts of officers are working concurrently), which permits the Department to have extra personnel on-duty during times of the day when service demands are higher.


The Detective Unit is managed by a Lieutenant and consists of a Sergeant, six Detectives and a Crime Analyst.  The Sergeant tasked with Training and Hiring also reports to the Detective Lieutenant.


The Volunteer Program is another piece of the Operations Unit and includes:

  • Explorers – a program focused on exposing youth to the possibilities of careers in law enforcement.
  • Harbor Patrol – promoting safety on the water through education and enforcement.
  • VIPS – a more generalized opportunity for citizens to be involved with the Police Department.

Deputy Chief

  • Rich Allen

Patrol Lieutenants

  • Dan Smith
  • Ryan Hirotaka

Community Policing Lieutenant

  • Sam Costello

Volunteer Program

  • Rebekah Ziesemer

Division Secretaries

  • Alyssa Varney
  • Telli Norton

Corrections officer unlocking jail door


The Corrections Services Division is managed by a civilian Jail Manager and is responsible for the City’s 28-bed, short-term municipal jail. The Division consists of a Corrections Supervisor, 11 Corrections officers and a Warrants Processor (who handles warrants coming from the Courts, making them available for service from patrol officers).

Corrections Lieutenant

  • Debra Gee

Jail Sergeants

  • Ren Emerson
  • Jaymey Holmes
  • Vacant

Warrants Processor

  • Rachel Ashton


  • Vacant


Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division is overseen by a division manager. One of the main services of this Division is provided by our Records Unit, which is responsible for processing and maintaining all of the official records of the Department, for providing reception services, for processing and disseminating public information and responding to public records requests.

The Division is also responsible for maintaining evidence and other property held by the Department. It also includes a computer support specialist who provides system administration support to the regional records management system for the Department as well as providing support for the Department’s mobile computing environment.

In addition, the Division provides fiscal management and technology system administration support to the Department.

Support Administrator

  • Chandra Brady

Policy & Finance Coordinator

  • Gina Rogers

Outreach Services Coordinator

  • Anne Larsen

Records Manager

  • Jeanelle Stull