Deputy Chief
Richard Rocchi

Deputy Chief Rocchi was appointed in December 2014. Prior to his appointment he was the Commander of the West Patrol Division, the busiest patrol operation in the City. He began his career as a police officer with the Long Beach Police Department in 1987. He has worked several diverse assignments, including Patrol, Field Training Officer, Special Enforcement Section, SWAT, Gang Enforcement, Community Policing, Internal Affairs, Crimes Against Persons Section, and Academy Director. Additionally, he has worked as an Academy and Department instructor and has served on a variety of committees and working groups.

Deputy Chief Rocchi grew up in Long Beach and is a graduate of Polytechnic High School. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice from Long Beach City College, a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a graduate of Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the 221st session of the FBI National Academy.

Deputy Chief Rocchi is a member and past president of the Long Beach Police Command Officers Association and the FBI National Academy Associates, and he serves as a Council Member of Special Olympics of Southern California.