Chief Alex Turcotte began his law enforcement career with the City of Ventura in 2001. In October of 2006 he moved north to join the newly launched Citrus Heights Police Department as one of its original police officers. Since that time, he has promoted through the ranks working a variety of assignments in each division. He was a founding member of the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactic Team, a collateral assignment he kept throughout his tenure with the Department.
Chief Turcotte holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He is a graduate of the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College, Executive Development course, and Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute.
Chief Turcotte is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Citrus Heights and the Rotary Foundation. He is a current board member of the Citrus Heights Police Activities League and the Citrus Heights Police Foundation.
In September of 2021, Turcotte was appointed as Citrus Height’s third Chief of Police. Chief Turcotte’s primary focus is to maintain the Department’s “Community First” commitment to excellence through adaptive policing with progressive crime reduction methods, innovation, and partnerships with the community.