Anderson City Council unanimously votes Jon Poletski for police chief – Riverside County News Source
ANDERSON, Calif., – The Anderson Police Department proudly announced yesterday that Anderson City Council members have voted unanimously to transition Acting Chief Jon Poletski to full-fledged Chief Constable of ‘Anderson. Poletski was appointed acting chief of police last month, when then chief Michael Johnson was appointed to the post of Shasta County sheriff.
Poletski came to the agency, which serves a population of around 11,000, from the Redding Police Department, where he had been one of the department’s captains. Although he continued to be employed by Redding PD at the time, negotiations between the two towns resulted in the creation of a contract for his services as the acting chief of police for the neighboring town.
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“This evening, Chief Poletski was surrounded by friends and family, Anderson Citizens and members of our allied law enforcement as he was sworn in,” Anderson PD said in its statement yesterday.
“In the short time that Chief Poletski spent within our agency, it became very clear that he was the man for the job,” they continued; adding, “Chief Poletski is committed to keeping our community safe through a proactive law enforcement philosophy as well as problem solving and relationship efforts with our citizens.”
Chief Poletski (center) was all smiles and surrounded by friends and family, Anderson Citizens and allied law enforcement agencies when he was sworn in last night. Anderson PD photo
As reported by SCNS at the time of his initial appointment as interim chief, while addressing city council on his initial appointment, Poletski also said he was committed to upholding the high standards of the Police Department. ‘Anderson and continue to provide the best service. possible for the City and its citizens.
“Chief Poletski comes to the Anderson Police Department to continue to play the role of strong leadership, proactive enforcement philosophy and commitment to service to our community that former Chief, now Sheriff, Michael Johnson, has created, “Anderson PD said in his Aug. 17 social report. press release following the initial appointment of former Redding PD captain to the department.
“Members of the Anderson Police Department are proud of Chief Johnson’s transition to become Shasta County Sheriff, and are excited and eager to start working with the Chief,” they added.
Chief Poletski (right) is seen with former chief, now sheriff, Michael Johnson during Poletski’s initial appointment as interim chief last month. Anderson PD photo
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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).
In addition, he writes or has written for several other media outlets; including Riverside Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall / Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and the Law Enforcement News Network, and his reporting has aired on news channels in the Southern California and Northern State areas.
Trevor spent 10 years in the US Army as an orthopedic specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically removed after losing his leg, fracturing his back, and sustaining injuries. spinal cord and brain injuries in an industrial accident. (Click here to watch segment of Discovery Channel’s documentary about Trevor’s crash.)
During his time with the Sheriff’s Department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Temecula Southwest Station, Hemet / Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station; with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Watercraft Based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Focused Police Team and personnel and background investigations. He ended his career working as a sex crimes and child sexual abuse investigator and was a court appointed expert in child abuse and child sex crimes.
Trevor has been married for over 30 years and has been the foster parent of over 60 children over the age of 13. He is now an adoptive parent and his “flowing family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.