Chief Jason Reed

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Jason Reed

Chief of Police

Chief Jason Reed has worked his entire law enforcement career at the Montclair Police Department.  He was hired as a police cadet in 1997, and as a police officer in 2000.   He worked a variety of field assignments including patrol, the Field Training Program, the Special Enforcement Team, and served as an instructor for the Mobile Field Force and Less-Lethal Munitions.

Chief Reed has worked in a variety of supervisory positions including sergeant, lieutenant, and captain.  In those positions he supervised and managed a variety of divisions and operations, including patrol, support services, dispatch, and internal affairs.  He served as the Training Manger, Emergency Manager, managed policy and procedures, and functioned as the Custodian of Records for the department.

Chief Reed possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Administration from Union Institute and University, and a minor in Criminal Justice from Cal Poly Pomona.  He possesses a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (“POST”) Management Certificate, an Executive Development Certificate from the California Police Chiefs’ Association, and has completed POST Management and Executive Development programs.  He is also a graduate of Class 1 of the California Police Chief’ Executive Leadership Institute through Claremont Graduate University and The Leadership Connection.

Chief Reed is active in our community.  He meets and converses regularly with members of the community, faith-based organizations, and at community events including those with the Montclair Chamber of Commerce.  Chief Reed sits on the governing board of Montclair Hospital Medical Center and is currently a member of the California Police Chiefs’ Association and California Peace Officers’ Association.

An avid outdoorsman and motorsports enthusiast, Chief Reed enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two young daughters, whether it be camping, off-roading, or boating.  Chief Reed takes pride in his new role as Police Chief with the department, and has made employee morale and wellness two of his priorities with bringing the police department into the future.

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