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Lafayette Announces Its Pick For Police Chief

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Ben Alldritt. Photo: Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

From Lafayette City Manager Steven Falk:

This is to announce that I have selected Ben Alldritt to follow Eric Christensen as Lafayette’s next Police Chief.

Ben is well qualified for this position.  He worked for the California Highway Patrol for four years before joining the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office in 2006.  After starting with the Sheriff, Ben worked in the Custody Services Bureau and then spent five years working patrol, traffic, and investigations for the Town of Danville.  As a Sergeant, Ben supervised the Sheriff’s Investigations Unit and the Homicide Unit.  Most recently, Ben has served as Watch Commander for Contra Costa County and is currently the Assistant Commander of the Patrol Division.

Ben holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, and is father to two young children.

Ben Alldritt will start work on Monday and will be introduced to the City Council at its meeting that evening.  To ensure a smooth transition, Ben will shadow Eric Christensen during his final week with Lafayette.

Please give Ben Alldritt a warm Lafayette welcome when you meet him.

Great appreciation goes out to Sheriff David Livingston for his continued and unwavering support for the Lafayette police contract.  Thanks also to those members of the community who assisted with the interview and selection process, including Mayor Don Tatzin, Superintendent Rachel Zinn, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jay Lifson, Moraga Police Chief John King, Deputy Fire Chief Lewis Broschard, and retired Moraga Town Manager Bob Priebe.

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