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The Chico State police chief officially begins his work on campus this week.

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 12:43 PM

The Chico State police chief officially begins his work on campus this week.

Action News Now reporter Sara Stinson sat down with him to see how he plans to keep the school a safe place to learn and in turn Chico a better place to live.

Let me introduce you to John Reid.

He says, "I'm the chief of police, Chico State."

Reid first joined Chico State as interim police chief in September after serving as the chief of police at CSU Channel Islands for 11 years.

This is his first official week as police chief.

He says, "I’m just excited to be here, I’m excited to get to work."

He's ready to hit the ground running.

A top priority in improving the south campus area.

He explains, "Both with the city and the campus is the' open party culture' that still occurs in Chico primarily in south Chico that's an area we want to improve."

Especially after several shootings at campus parties last fall.

He said, "We had some students that were shot and injured in those incidents and we certainly that were in danger during that as well, and so we need to look at what is that and how do we react into that."

Reid is already looking ahead to Cesar Chavez day in March a well-known party weekend.

He explains, "That's another weekend that is highlighted as a party weekend as an opportunity for people to come together so we are going to be looking at how we can proactively step into that weekend."

This spring the chief also plans to hold a campus wide drill to prepare for a possible mass casualty shooting.

He said, "Engage a number of community partners in that the city police department, sheriff's department, fire department, local media and really test through a response to an active shooter and I think it’s really critical that we are doing that on a regular basis."

Reid hopes to build strong ties with groups within the greater Chico area.
He said, "So that we can find ways to partner and make our community safer."

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