Chief of police

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The City of Coalinga's Interim Chief of Police, Darren Blevins.  (I) Chief Blevins was hired by the City of Coalinga on, September 8,1995, as an unpaid Level ll Reserve Police Officer. On June 6, 1996, he was assigned.to the position of paid part-time Reserve Police Officer at a rate of $8.00 per hour. On July1996, he was reclassified to a full-time Police Officer position.On October 14, 2003, Darren was promoted to the position of Police Corporal and on. December 13, 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

On April 13, 2009 Darren Blevins was assigned to work as an Acting Lieutenant and he continued serving in that capacity on and off until December 5,  2011 when he was reclassified into the Lieutenant position full time.

On May 17, 2018, Darren Blevins was reclassified into the position of Police Commander.

(I) Chief Darren Blevins, has served with the Coalinga Police Department for the last 24 years and is a  25-year resident of the City of Coalinga.