Tehachapi Police Department

Police Chief Message

As a longtime resident of the city of Tehachapi, I am personally involved and engaged in the community. I have a deep interest and understanding of community concerns and issues and I am a strong advocate of community policing. I look forward to working with each of you. Collectively, we can make Tehachapi even safer tomorrow than it is today.

Chief Kroeger's Bio

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. He has received numerous community and department awards and is committed to developing and implementing crime reduction strategies.

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.

Policy and Procedures

The Tehachapi Police Department Manual of Policy and Procedures is updated every few months as new laws or regulations are enacted or court rulings occur which impact how agencies are to conduct business as law enforcement professionals. The Tehachapi Police Department will strive to update the current policy on this webpage as soon as an update is applied. 



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