New BPD interim chief Stec: ‘I lead by example’

By Deb Murphy

Bishop Police Department’s new Lieutenant and interim Chief Ted Stec made his first appearance before the City Council at Monday night’s meeting. The Council approved his hire at its October 13 meeting.

“I am thrilled to be here,” he said to those in attendance, complimenting city staff on its professionalism and efficiency.

Ted Stec

Ted Stec

Stec comes to Bishop from the Suisun City department where he served as master sergeant. He briefly outlined his 25-years of law enforcement experience, ranging from patrol to acting chief at Suisun City. Stec earned a Masters in Public Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

“I lead by example,” he said. “I believe in mentoring, coaching and training, that’s what was done for me.”

Stec will head the department, shook up by a published letter of no confidence in now-retired chief Chris Carter signed by seven officers, until a new chief is selected.




7 Responses to New BPD interim chief Stec: ‘I lead by example’

  1. Charles O. Jones October 29, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    For the sake of the community and visitors to the area, lets hope that cooler heads prevail and an atmosphere of trust and cooperation can be established.

  2. Jeff Forrester October 29, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    I worked with Ted and I can say he would be a great full time Chief.

  3. Gary Trotman October 30, 2015 at 5:08 am #

    I consider myself a fairly good judge of character .
    I have met Chief Carter half a dozen times .
    I think the city of bishop and its citizens are losing a good man due to petty politics and PC attitudes.

    • Danielle Carter October 31, 2015 at 8:16 am #

      Gary, they are losing a good man, but they have gained another in Lt. Ted Stec: He’ll do a great job! My husband has been planning to retire for some time now, and didn’t leave because of the politics, but a few thought that they would try to shame him on his way out. He served for more than thirty years and we are now enjoying retirement! 🙂 Thank you for your words!

  4. Just sayin October 31, 2015 at 6:50 am #

    I just know that it’s good to be king!

    • Gary Trotman October 31, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

      Are you related to OBAMA ?

  5. Trouble November 1, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    See, were not the only ones to read by this stuff.


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