Chief Kroeger served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 26 years and was second-in-command of the Lancaster Sheriff's Station before becoming Chief of Police in 2014. During his time with the LA County Sheriff's Department he received numerous community and department awards for his commitment to developing and implementing crime reduction strategies.
In Tehachapi, Chief Kroeger has helped guide a growing department while establishing community-oriented police initiatives that have helped reduce crime and increase engagement with residents. In 2018 he was awarded the 'Richard A. Maxwell Regional Award of Merit' for Public Safety from the Kern Council of Governments. The award recognized the investigative tactics and training provided to his officers that have led to the arrest and convictions in several local cases as well as those with statewide implications.
Chief Kroeger holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Portland State University and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati with a concentration in crime prevention and crime analysis.