Darren Blevins was appointed as the City of Coalinga's Interim Chief of Police on February 21, 2019. Chief Blevins was hired by the City of Coalinga on, September 8,1995, as an unpaid Level ll Reserve Police Officer. In January 1996, he was assigned.to the position of paid part-time Reserve Police Officer at a rate of $8.00 per hour. In July 1996, after graduating the Fresno City College Police Academy, Chief Blevins he was promoted to a full-time Police Officer position.
Chief Blevins was promoted in October 2003, to Police Corporal and then Sergeant the following year in December.
In April 2009 Chief Blevins was assigned to work as an Acting Lieutenant and he continued serving in that capacity on and off until December 2011 when he was promoted to Lieutenant full time.
On May 2018, the police department restricted and Chief Blevins was reclassified as a Police Commander.
Chief Blevins, has served with the Coalinga Police Department for the last 25 years and is a 26-year resident of the City of Coalinga.