Assistant Chief Gina L. Anderson
Assistant Chief Gina L. Anderson began her law enforcement career in 1992 as a community services officer for the City of Davis. In 1993 she became a police officer and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002. While with Davis, Anderson held a variety of assignments, including detective, SWAT team operator, hostage negotiations team leader and community policing team supervisor.
In November 2006, Anderson was hired with the Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD) as a Police Lieutenant. She was one of the original CHPD Lieutenants who helped create the new department during its’ inaugural years and has experienced a variety of assignments including building the Professional Standards Unit and serving in Special Operations and Patrol services.
In July 2013, then Chief of Police Christopher Boyd promoted Anderson to the rank of Police Commander. As a Division Commander, she oversaw both the Patrol Services Division and the Investigative Services Division. A valued member of Department, she has formed community partnerships, creatively solved community issues and developed innovative policing programs.
Assistant Chief Anderson obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Pacific in 1992. She later went on to earn her Juris Doctor Degree from McGeorge School of Law and is licensed by the California State Bar. Chief Anderson is a graduate of the esteemed FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s prestigious Senior Management Institute for Police Executives. Anderson has served on many boards and commissions, including the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
As the Assistant Chief of Police, Anderson serves as the Executive Officer and Acting Chief of Police in the Chief’s absence, allowing the Chief to have a more visible presence in the Department and the community.
Chief Anderson assists in performing administrative and operational duties in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Police Department.She develops and implements the Department’s goals and objectives, evaluates programs and activities to ensure compliance; and designs and implements crime prevention and other vital programs.
The Assistant Chief is responsible for the effective administration and management of the professional, police, and technical staff, both sworn and non-sworn, who are engaged in law enforcement work. Assistant Chief of Police is distinguished from the next lower classification of Police Commander, in that the Assistant Chief of Police serves as Acting Police Chief and assumes administrative control of the multiple divisions of the department. Assistant Chief of Police is distinguished from Chief of Police in that the latter is responsible for the overall management of the department.