Redding city manager appoints new police chief

Captain Bill Schueller was appointed as the new police chief on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. He is awaiting the city council's approval.

Posted: Aug 8, 2019 10:53 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 10:30 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Captain Bill Schueller has been with the Redding Police Department for more than two decades.

"This is where I started when I was hired as a then 24-year-old kid,” Schueller said.

In that time he has taken on a number of roles including patrol officer, an investigator working gangs and high tech crime, and his current position as captain.

All of that experience has prepared him for his new role as chief.

"I’m excited. I’m looking forward to the challenge I’ve had a great career here,” Schueller said. 

The announcement was made on Thursday morning, so Action News Now sat down with the newly appointed chief to see what his plans are upon taking over.

"I've been in a leadership role with Chief Moore for multiple years and so I’d be a bad team player if I had some great plan that I’ve been hiding from him,” Schueller said. “So we have ideas based on what we can do with the resources we have."

Schueller is known as a team player and avid sports fan, especially of the San Francisco Giants.

After a busy Thursday, he is now looking forward to the city council approving his appointment for the title of chief to become official and hit the ground running.

"My goal is to keep this positive momentum going forward do all the good work the chief has done and keep going forward," Schueller said. 

The city council is set to decide on the appointment at their Aug. 20 meeting.

If the council approves the move, captain Schueller will officially take over as chief on Oct. 4 when Chief Roger Moore retires.

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