Chief Alex Turcotte began his career in law enforcement with the Ventura Police Department in 2001, where he worked as a patrol officer and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
In October of 2006, Chief Turcotte was hired as a police officer with the Citrus Heights Police Department and was assigned to the Patrol Division until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 2007. As a Sergeant, Turcotte worked a variety of assignments, including Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Sergeant, SWAT Team Leader, and the Special Investigations Unit, before promoting to Lieutenant in 2013. As a Police Lieutenant, he managed a variety of units within the Patrol and Investigative Services divisions, as well as in the Office of the Chief. In addition, Turcotte led the Department's SWAT Team. As a Commander, he has overseen both the Operations and Special Services Divisions.
Chief Turcotte holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He is a graduate of the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College for law enforcement executives. Chief Turcotte has served on a number of boards and associations and has been a repeat panelist at the University of San Francisco Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium. He has received many awards and citations, including two separate awards for his role in resolving high-risk emergencies with the Department SWAT team. Chief Turcotte is a past President of the Citrus Heights Rotary Club and previously served as President of The Citrus Heights Rotary Foundation; and currently serves on the boards of the Citrus Heights Police Activities League and Citrus Heights Police Foundation.