Chris Pittman

Chief of Police

Chief Chris Pittman began his career in law enforcement in 1994 when he attended the Sacramento County Sheriff's Academy. He has experience working in every major area of the Sheriff's Department, including assignments in patrol, detectives, corrections, security services, field support, and technical operations. In 2014, he was selected as the Assistant Chief of Police of Rancho Cordova before being promoted to Sheriff's Captain. In December of 2016, Chris returned to Rancho Cordova when he was appointed as the Chief of Police. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State University and sits on several national boards relating to law enforcement and first responders. Since 2014, Chris has served as the President of the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League Board.

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Kate Adams

Assistant Chief of Police

Assistant Chief Kate Adams was hired by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department in 1994. In 2014, Kate became a watch commander for the Rancho Cordova Police Department and Sheriff's East Division and in 2015, she moved into the role of Assistant Chief of Police. The joint command structure of Rancho Cordova and the County of Sacramento allows her the unique opportunity to blend city and county services to better serve the community. Kate holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership. She is a graduate of both the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program. Kate has worked a variety of assignments and is currently an instructor for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Training Academy.

Message from the Chief

The Rancho Cordova Police Department's goal is to create a safe and vibrant community by developing and maintaining stakeholder partnerships and community involvement. 

Providing Police Service is more than reactionary policing; it is civic engagement coupled with proactive innovation that spurs development and growth.   

I invite you to become a partner in making your neighborhood and business thrive.

Get involved by:

  • Participating in a neighborhood watch group or neighborhood improvement committee
  • Volunteering at a neighborhood school or youth organization
  • Staying informed and getting involved in community issues that matter to you
  • Being an observant, caring and considerate neighbor
  • Volunteering with the Police Department
  • Becoming active in other service organizations
The men and women of the Rancho Cordova Police Department look forward to meeting our upcoming challenges and providing the community with unmatched excellence in law enforcement services.


Chris Pittman
Rancho Cordova Police Department
Chief of Police