Chief of Police
Chief Sierra Brucia has spent his entire law enforcement career with the Lodi Police Department. He started in 1994 as an undercover officer working in a school buy program at two of our local high schools. Chief Brucia then spent time on patrol, as a detective in the Special Investigations Unit, as a reserve bicycle patrol officer, and as a member of the SWAT team. He promoted to Corporal in 2007 and acted as a field training officer until his promotion to sergeant in 2011. As a sergeant, Sierra worked both patrol and investigations before promoting to lieutenant in 2013.
Sierra returned to patrol as a watch commander and later took command of the Technical Services Division which oversees Dispatch, Records, Property, and Animal Services. Sierra promoted to captain in 2018 and commanded the Operations Division which includes patrol, traffic, school resource, community liaison program, and the volunteer Partners. Sierra was appointed as Chief of Police in 2020.
Chief Brucia has taught extensively throughout his career in both high school and college. He spent the last 13 years as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice and Community Studies programs at Humphreys University working in both the classroom and course development before moving into lecturing and consulting.
Education and Awards
Chief Brucia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Saint Mary’s College, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the American Military University and a Master's degree in Education from Humphreys University. He is also a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership program, the University of the Pacific’s Management certificate program, Leadership Lodi 2015, and PERF’s Senior Management in Policing program at Boston University. Chief Brucia is also a proud member of Lodi Sunrise Rotary.
Chief Brucia has received numerous commendations throughout his career and is a proud recipient of the department’s Silver Star, awarded in 2006.
My commitment to you is that we will work together to make this community as safe as possible and be a department you can trust and be proud of. We will carry on the traditions of the past and be progressive in evolving with the policing needs of the future. In these difficult times it is important that we support each other as a community and work together to keep everyone healthy, safe, and secure. The members of our department, both sworn and civilian are true professionals who strive to provide the best possible service to everyone who lives in, works in, or visits Lodi. Our department is here to serve your law enforcement needs and we strive to do so with compassion, empathy and professionalism.
I am proud to serve as your chief and look forward to meeting the challenges our community faces together.
Chief Sierra Brucia