Rancho Cucamonga Welcomes New Police Chief.
With the recent promotion of Captain Perez to Deputy Chief with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, we are pleased to share the news that Lieutenant Mike Smith has been promoted to Captain and is the new Chief of Police for the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department, effective March 25, 2023.
Mike Smith, a 24-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, began his career in 1999. As a Deputy Sheriff, Captain Smith worked at the West Valley Detention Center and held his first patrol assignment in Rancho Cucamonga in 2002. He was promoted to Detective/Corporal in 2008 and worked at Central Station until he transferred to the Specialized Investigations Division in 2009. Captain Smith promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and held assignments at the High Desert Detention Center, West Valley Detention Center, Fontana Station, and the Coroner’s Division. In 2018, Captain Smith promoted to Lieutenant at the Coroner’s Division and transferred to the Rancho Cucamonga Station in 2019 and oversaw both administrative and operational positions for the station.
In addition to his years of service to the Rancho Cucamonga community, Captain Smith is also a longtime resident of our beloved city and takes great pride in serving the community he calls home.
Please join us in congratulating Captain Smith on his new role as the Chief of Police for the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department.