Chief Ed Flint became Chief of Police for Santa Rosa in January 2004. He is a Colonel in the United States Army. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from CSU Sacramento, and a Master’s degree from University of Long Beach. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and P.O.S.T. Command College. He holds a teaching credential from the Los Rios Community College District. He retired from the Santa Rosa Police Department in August 2008.