Ted Stec appointed Bishop Police Chief

City of Bishop press release

Bishop City Council Appoints Ted Stec Chief of Police

In the fall of 2015, the City of Bishop initiated a comprehensive search for a Chief of Police following the retirement of former Chief Chris Carter.

New Bishop Police Chief Ted Stec

New Bishop Police Chief Ted Stec

The extremely successful recruitment process was facilitated by the Executive Search Firm, Ralph Andersen and Associates, with retired Police Chief Greg Nelson acting as lead.

The process yielded 24 applicants which were put through a rigorous screening, reducing the field to 5 highly qualified candidates.

On January 5, 2016, the finalists participated in an exhaustive, individual interview process lasting approximately 90 minutes that included 22 questions covering a wide range of scenarios.

At its meeting of January 11, 2016, the Bishop City Council voted unanimously to appoint Ted Stec as the new Chief of Police.

Chief Stec came to the City of Bishop in late October of 2015 to fill the role of Lieutenant/Acting Chief. Prior to coming to Bishop, the Chief spent approximately 25 years in law enforcement in Northern California, starting his career as a Police Officer with the City of Red Bluff. He then spent 5 years as a D.A. Investigator for Shasta County before moving on to Suisun City, California in 2006.

Chief Stec was hired by the City of Suisun as part of a team whose mission was to rebuild the Police Department.

Ted is joined in Bishop by his lovely wife Dawn. In the two short months they have been here, the couple has already made their presence felt, participating in numerous community events as both spectators and volunteers.

Please help the City Council and Staff welcome the Stecs to Bishop.



6 Responses to Ted Stec appointed Bishop Police Chief

  1. Nomo January 12, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    Congrats Ted
    In five years you will be retired.
    Welcome to the land of Oz.

  2. Concerned January 12, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Congratulations to Mr. Stec. Hopefully he can be a positive influence towards the PD and change some much needed issues. My question is if the city hired Mr. Stec in October k owing he met and fulfilled the qualifications as chief, why did they continue the search, ssemtially wasting nearly $30,000.00. Seems like a bad re-run…. Remember the qualified city administrator!!! The colonel, how much dos that cost the city!

  3. Odysseus January 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Don’t you dare ask, The people who run this county will ban you from commenting any further

  4. Tinner January 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

    Good luck Chief Stec, I hope you work out well. I hope your officers no longer feel the need to jump out of bushes scaring the heck out of me on my way to my car, completely sober, after a fun filled day at the Tri County fair; causing me to spill my fruit punch all over my shirt my mom had just sent me.

  5. Charles O. Jones January 14, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    A lot of water under the bridge in Bishop. Lets hope the new chief can help lead Bishop into a better future for all.

  6. Trouble January 15, 2016 at 5:56 am #

    It’s not water under the bridge Charles. Spending thirty thousand dollars to search for a guy already on the pay roll, just shows how disfunctional our system is here.


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