Town of Paradise

Eric Reinbold Appointed Paradise Police Chief

Paradise, CA: Town Manager Lauren Gill is pleased to announce Eric Reinbold has been chosen as the new Police Chief of the Paradise Police Department, effective Monday September 17th.

Eric Reinbold was born and raised in Paradise. He was hired in April 2007 as a cadet in the Butte College Law Enforcement Academy and graduated from the Academy in June of that year. Lt. Reinbold was one of the first cadets hired through the Town’s cadet sponsorship program.

After being promoted to Sergeant in April 2012, Eric has held the specialty assignments of K-9 coordinator, Patrol, Training and Schedule Manager, Field Training Officer, and Detective. Eric was promoted to Lieutenant in November 2016 and was responsible for the Operations Unit which includes Patrol and Investigations.

Lt. Reinbold has done an incredible job over the last several months serving as acting Chief following the retirement of Gabriela Tazzari-Dineen.  Eric brings a steady leadership, along with some fresh ideas that will serve the Department and the community well. 

As acting Chief, Lt. Reinbold has successfully led the Department while filling several vacancies and solving crimes. Since becoming acting Chief, Eric has hired two Animal Control Officers, one Public Safety Dispatcher, one Police Officer and on October 1st will hire one more officer and Dispatcher. Lt. Reinbold has also made traffic enforcement on Skyway a priority.

Eric and his family enjoy the outdoor activities Paradise has to offer, especially camping, motorcycle and quad riding. He is also involved in his children’s activities, which include football and horseback riding.

The appointment of Eric Reinbold to the position of Chief of Police begins a new chapter at the Paradise Police Department; one we know will continue our commitment to safety and security for our community.

Contact: Lauren Gill (530) 872-6291 ext. 112

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