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Antioch Names Dr. Steve Ford Permanent Chief of Police

by ECT
Antioch Police

On Wednesday, the City of Antioch announced that Dr. Steve Ford has been named its permanent Chief of Police.

Ford was introduced in April as the interim Antioch Police Chief after Captain Tony Morefield held the position after Chief Tammany Brooks retired in September of 2021.

According to the City Manager Report, Steven Ford was appointed to Police Chief effective October 23, 2022

The Antioch Police Officers Association issued the following statement:

The Antioch Police Officer’s Association is excited to learn that Dr. Steven Ford has been officially announced as the Antioch Police Department’s permanent Chief.

From the moment Chief Ford arrived at our department, he has made every effort to support our membership and bring positive change to the department. Chief Ford has earned the trust and respect of the APOA’s membership and we are committed to working with him to keep the city of Antioch safe.

Since his time began with Antioch PD, Chief Ford has prioritized officer training, wellness and ethics based/intelligence led policing. He also placed leadership development as a priority and created a leadership development program for all ranks throughout the department. His leadership has inspired confidence in his vision amongst our ranks and we look forward to working together for the next five years.

According to the City Manager Report, Steven Ford was appointed to Police Chief effective October 23, 2022

Antioch Police Chief Biography

Chief Ford at Stuff the Bus School Supply Giveaway event

Dr. Steven A. Ford, Interim Chief of Police

Chief Steven A. Ford, Ed.D, M.S., B.S., who currently leads the Antioch Police Department, grew up in San Francisco’s Ingleside-Oceanview district. His law enforcement background spanned thirty-one plus years with the San Francisco Police Department and includes assignments in Operations, Investigations, Administration, Special Operations-Homeland Security, and Professional Standards-Strategic Management bureaus. Specific positions such as Internal Affairs, Professional Standards-Principled Policing, Administration, and serving as the Commanding Officer-Captain of a District Station resonate most.

In addition, Chief Ford serves as faculty at San Francisco City College and San Francisco State University where he instructs administration of justice courses and course work in the MPA program.

Chief Ford holds an Associate of Sciences Degree from San Francisco City College, a Bachelor of Science Degree from San Francisco State University, a Master of Science Degree from California State University-Long Beach, and Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s College-California. Chief Ford has attended the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations, California POST Command College, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at Drucker-Claremont Graduate University, POST Executive Development, San Francisco Leadership-S.F. Chamber of Commerce, and San Francisco Police Department Leadership Development Institute.

Chief Ford is a highly accomplished, knowledgeable and hands-on law enforcement leader and academic administrator with extensive formal education, exceptional administrative/communication skills and extensive university administrative experience. Chief Ford seeks to contribute and utilize a multitude of skills and abilities in a leadership capacitywithin progressive and forward-thinking organizations.

Chief Ford considers his leadership and professional philosophy to be that of a contemporary leader who values the history of the profession, is focused on current challenges, and has a vision for the future of policing. Chief Ford is personable, approachable, nurturing, and responsive.

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