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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Earth Day Makeup Day a Huge Success

Work Crews clean up litter under a bridge

On Tuesday May 23, 2023, more than 20 volunteers from the Tehachapi community came out to the rescheduled Earth Day litter removal event. Due to rain and snow in April the litter removal was postponed for safety concerns. Today more than 460 pounds of lit...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Public Assistance Requested to ID Suspect

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Detectives with the Tehachapi Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect pictured below. On Friday May 5th, 2023, at approximately 1:30 pm, the suspect stole a bank bag containing cash after the victim ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Tehachapi Names New Police Chief

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News Release 

Date: April 25 2023 

The City of Tehachapi is pleased to announce the hiring of new Police Chief Richard Standridge. Chief Standridge will be joining the City of Tehachapi team bringing 24 years of law enforcement experience ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Officers and Dispatcher Recognized

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Acting Lt. Jason Dunham opened a recent city staff meeting by recognizing several Tehachapi Police Department members for their actions at a housefire on March 8, in the City of Tehachapi. Sergeant James Clark, Officer Jared McCombs, Officer Richard Kiser...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution to Oppose Measure to Remove Local Control

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Contact: Key Budge

On Monday, April 4th the Tehachapi City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing Initiative 21-0042A1 which has collected enough signatures to appear on the Statewide November 2024 ballot.

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Keith Sackewitz Appointed to City Council

City Councilmember takes the oath of office.

Keith Sackewitz was selected by the Tehachapi City Council to fill the vacancy in District 2.

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Tehachapi Announces Police Chief Retirement


Kent Kroeger has retired as Chief of Police after nine years at TPD and 35 years in the law enforcement profession.

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Search Warrant Served/Indoor Marijuana Grow

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January 13, 2023
Search Warrant Served / Indoor Marijuana Grow 
On January 13, 2023, at approximately 9:30 AM Tehachapi Police Department with assistance from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, conducted a search warrant i...
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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Grand Theft Suspects Arrested

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October 2, 2022
On Sunday October 2, 2022, at approximately 3:00 am, an officer from the Tehachapi Police Department was patrolling the parking lot of the Home Depot store located in t...
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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Tehachapi Police Recognized for Excellence in Policy & Training

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Press Release 

Chief Kent Kroeger (661) 822-2222  

Last year, Tehachapi Police Department Personnel responded to more than 10,000 total incidents.  These incidents included calls for service, criminal investigations, requ...

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