Moreno Valley Chief of Police promoted to Chief Deputy by Sheriff Stan Sniff

Announcement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:

2012-04-24-admin12-0419-1-anderson.jpgSheriff Stan Sniff appointed Captain John Anderson (pictured far right) to the rank of Chief Deputy on April 19th.  He will start his new assignment on May 31st.  Chief Deputy Anderson has over 29 years of law enforcement experience with a variety of law enforcement agencies including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  He joined the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1990 and has served in a variety of assignments.

Sheriff Stan Sniff said, “This promotion is well deserved as Chief Deputy Anderson has proven himself as a leader through a variety of assignments, spending the last three years as chief of police for the City of Moreno Valley and he’s done a stellar job in a very complex and challenging assignment.”

Chief Deputy Anderson began his career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff working in the Patrol Division assigned to the Riverside Patrol and Investigation Station.   Chief Deputy Anderson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in April of 1996, and was assigned to Sheriff’s Court Services Division, West Operations.  In March of 1999, he was transferred to the contract city of Moreno Valley where he held assignments as a field supervisor for patrol and traffic.

Chief Deputy Anderson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in February of 2003, and assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station, which also included patrol operations for the contract city of Lake Elsinore.  In January of 2005, Chief Deputy Anderson was transferred to the Southwest Station, which also served the contract city of Temecula.  In November of 2005, he was transferred back to the Moreno Valley Police Department.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain in September of 2008, and assumed command for the Moreno Valley Police Department, where he has been the Chief of Police for the city of Moreno Valley until his promotion to chief deputy.

The city of Moreno Valley proudly recognizes Chief Deputy Anderson’s outstanding service.  “Chief Deputy Anderson has been a strong supporter of law enforcement in Moreno Valley.  His leadership of the Moreno Valley Police Department has led to many accomplishments, including the development of a nationally recognized, award-winning Traffic Division,” commented Mayor Richard A. Stewart.  Most recently, he has advocated the implementation of a state-of-the-art crime prevention surveillance camera system.  “We congratulate Chief Deputy Anderson on his promotion!  We will miss him, and are pleased that he will remain in the chain of command for the Moreno Valley station,” said Mayor Stewart.

Chief Deputy Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI).  He is married with five children and seven grandchildren, and has been a resident of Riverside County since 1996.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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