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Administration - Office of the Chief

Eric C. Sills was appointed as Chief of Police of the Soledad Police Department on February 22, 2010.  Prior to joining the City of Soledad, the Chief worked for 27 ½ years at the San José Police Department.  Throughout his law enforcement career, Chief Sills has held a number of specialized assignments:

  • Captain of the Special Operations Division

  • Commander of the Field Training and Evaluation Program

  • Commander of the Sexual Assault Investigations Unit

  • Patrol Lieutenant, Watch Commander

  • Gang Investigations Supervisor

  • Internal Affairs Investigator, Office of the Chief

  • Patrol Sergeant, District Supervisor

  • Field Training Officer

  • Sexual Assault Investigator

  • City Liability Investigator

  • Personnel Background Investigator

  • Warrant Officer

Chief Sills earned a Master of International Management Degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Business Minor from San José State University and graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Chief has been employed as a part-time Adjunct Professor in the Justice Studies Department at San José State University since 1997.  He currently instructs “Principles of Investigation” and “Police and Society.”

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Eric C. Sills
Chief of Police

236 Main St.
P.O. Box 606
Soledad, CA  93960

Ph: (831) 223-5120
Fx: (831) 678-3575

Monday though Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Contact the City of Soledad
248 Main St.
P.O. Box 156
Soledad, CA 93960
Ph: (831) 223-5000
Fx: (831) 678-3965
Email: info@cityofsoledad.com
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