SAN JOSE (KCBS) — San Jose police officers have been leaving in droves since the passage of the pension reform measure earlier this year. Now the force will suffer the loss of another member of its command staff.
San Jose Assistant Police Chief Rikki Goede has accepted the top job at the Piedmont Police Department, officials from both cities announced Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE: UPDATE: Estrada Fire Near Watsonville Holds at 148 Acres, 35% Containment
According to the San Jose Police Department, Goede is leaving after 16 years at the department to accept a conditional job offer as Piedmont police chief that begins in January.
Piedmont city officials said Goede was chosen unanimously by the City Council from a field of 51 candidates.
Goede’s appointment will be formally made at a Jan. 7 City Council meeting.