New Bishop police chief sworn in

Bishop Police Chief Richard Standridge, left, is sworn in by Bishop Mayor Stephen Muchovej.  

Richard Standridge, a former detective with the Porterville, California, Police Department, was officially sworn in Monday as the new police chief for the city of Bishop.

Standridge has spent more than 20 years with the city of Porterville Police Department, most recently serving as the Investigations Division lieutenant. He has a bachelor of science degree in business from the University of Phoenix and is nearing completion of a master’s degree in justice management from the University of Nevada Reno. Standridge also is a graduate of POST Command College.

Standridge said Monday that he has secured housing and is looking forward in the coming weeks to becoming better familiar with the department, its current personnel and the community of Bishop.

“It couldn’t be more friendly,” Standridge said. “Every place I’ve gone to so far has been very welcoming.”

For more on Bishop's new police chief, see the July 13 edition of The Inyo Register or the e-edition.

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