Commander Alex Turcotte began his career in law enforcement with the Ventura Police Department in 2001 where he worked as a patrol officer and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
In October of 2006, Turcotte was hired as a police officer with the Citrus Heights Police Department and was assigned to the Patrol Division until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 2007. As a Sergeant, Turcotte worked a variety of assignments, including as Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Sergeant, SWAT Team leader, and the Special Investigations Unit before promoting to Lieutenant in 2013. As a Police Lieutenant, Turcotte managed a variety of units within the Patrol and Investigative Services Divisions, as well as in the Office of the Chief. In addition, he led the Department’s SWAT Team.
Commander Turcotte holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is a graduate of the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College for law enforcement executives. Commander Turcotte has served on a number of boards and associations and has been a repeat panelist at the University of San Francisco Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium. He has received many awards and citations, including two separate awards for his role in resolving high-risk emergencies with the Department SWAT team. Commander Turcotte is a Past President of the Citrus Heights Rotary Club and currently serves as President of the Citrus Heights Rotary Foundation.