Robert L. "Hank" Schreeder

Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 707-543-3559
Chief Hank Schreeder

Hank Schreeder has been a peace officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department since December 1991.

As an officer, Hank’s assignments included being a motor officer, field training officer, member of the Special Response Team, and Sex Crime and Family Violence detective.

Hank was promoted to sergeant in April of 2000. As a sergeant, he supervised patrol, field training officers, and the Personnel Services Team. In 2001, he was selected to supervise the Organized Crime & Intelligence Section until 2005. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2006 and was assigned as a Watch Commander in the Patrol Bureau. As a lieutenant, Hank also managed the Investigations Bureau in the Special Services Division.

In August of 2009, Hank was promoted to the position of Captain. During his tenure as a Captain, he was assigned as the Division Manager for both the Field Services Division and the Special Services Division. He also managed the Police Department’s involvement in the Federal Drug Enforcement and FBI Safe Streets Task Force.

On December 21, 2013, he was appointed by City Manager Kathleen Millison as the Acting Chief of Police. On April 27, 2014, he was appointed by City Manager Sean McGlynn as the Chief of Police for the Santa Rosa Police Department.

Hank received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice in 1989 from California State University Long Beach. He graduated from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Supervisory Leadership Institute in December 2008, and Command College in September 2011. He’s currently enrolled in a Master of Criminal Justice Program through the American Military University with an emphasis on organizational development. His anticipated completion date is April 2014.

Hank has lived in Santa Rosa for 22 years. He has been married to his wife Lisa for 23 years and has two sons, one is in the military and the other is attending college. 

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