Arvin’s Police Chief to Become City Manager

The City of Arvin has filled its top management position internally, opening up a key vacancy in its police department.

Police Chief Richard “Jerry” Breckinridge has been appointed to the permanent city manager position six months after becoming acting city manager.

Breckinridge earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Fresno Pacific University. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and holds various certificates from the California POST Police Academy.

Arvin is now on the hunt for a new chief of police.



Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 18:41

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