Chico Police Chief O’Brien to retire June 5

The Chief of Police, Mike O'Brien announced in a press conference that he will retire on June 5, 2020.

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 4:32 PM
Updated: Jun 5, 2020 9:27 AM

UPDATE: 9:26 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 - Chico Police Chief Michael O'Brien retires today.

He has been with the department and the city for 28 years, five years serving as the chief.

The Chico City Manager last week announced Deputy Chief Matt Madden to serve as interim chief.

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CHICO, Calif. - The Chief of Police, Mike O'Brien announced in a press conference that he will retire on June 5, 2020.

He said this was not an easy choice to make, and that he is taking his family into consideration for this decision.

O'Brien added that he will work to prepare the community and team for this transition.

Watch the press conference in the video player below.

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