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Police Department Names Captain

For the first time in about two years, the Grass Valley Police Department has a captain. Chief Alex Gammelgard says they have made two promotions from within the department…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard 1

And Lieutenant Steve Johnson moves from Lieutenant to Captain…

Listen to Alex Gammelgard 2

Rex Marks was the last Grass Valley police captain. He left in 2013 to become Lincoln’s Police Chief. Gammelgard and Johnson were both Lieutenants under Chief John Foster until Foster retired. Fiscal considerations also played a role, with a captain making more than a lieutenant. Gammelgard says with Matteoni’s promotion, that leaves a Sergeant position open, and the process to fill that slot is underway.

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