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Santa Cruz County History - Crime & Public Safety
Santa Cruz City Chiefs of Police (List)
The city of Santa Cruz was incorporated March 31,1866. The Police Department was formed in 1867. Below are the Chiefs of Police who have served since that time.
|Chiefs||Years of Service|
|Myron Sacket Patterson||1882-1884|
|Joseph W. Scott||1884-1886|
|W.W. "Will" Clark||1886-1888|
|W.W. "Will" Clark||1904-1906|
|Frank K. Hannah||1914-1925|
|Geno J. Pini||1957-1982|
|Richard W. Foerster||1982 (interim chief)|
|John "Jack" Bassett||1982-1994|
|Steven R. Belcher||1994-2003|
- Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 26, 1984.
- Telephone call to Santa Cruz Police Department, March 23, 1999.
- Email from the Santa Cruz Police Department, January 31, 2011.
For More Information:
See The History of the Santa Cruz Police Department on the City of Santa Cruz website.
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