The Antioch Police Department announces the retirement of Chief Steven A. Ford effective
August 11, 2023. The following is a statement from Chief Ford to the Antioch Community.
Chief Ford is among several Antioch police officers subpoenaed to testify in the police department’s texting scandal case on Friday.
His written statement was released Wedesday:
To the Antioch Community,
I am writing to inform you of my decision to retire from the Antioch Police Department
as of August 11, 2023. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have served as your
Chief. I have worked with some very talented and passionate people – it has been a
great privilege to learn and grow from them.
I am proud of what we have accomplished and firmly believe the groundwork has been
laid for organizational success. I know our work to align us with the tenants of
Procedural Justice and Constitutional Policing will keep this Department headed in the
right direction. I sincerely hope our engagement with the Community will continue and
I attribute our numerous accomplishments to support from the City Council, the
tremendous Citizens of Antioch, and the talented members of this Police Department,
who continue to embrace organizational changes with enthusiasm and dedication.
Because of this, the Antioch Police Department has become more inclusive, equitable,
and a better place to work.
Steven A. Ford