Richard Standridge joined the Tehachapi Police Department as Chief of Police on June 26, 2023. Chief Standridge brings nearly 30 years of experience to Tehachapi having most recently served as Chief of Police in Bishop, CA. from 2021-2023.
Prior to Bishop, Standridge spent 24 years with the Porterville Police Department promoting from the officer ranks to sergeant and lieutenant during his tenure. He was initially hired as a deputy in the Tulare County Sheriff's Department in 1998.
Chief Standridge is a United States Navy Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Justice Management degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.