Eighteen days after Stockton Unified Police Chief Jim West announced his retirement, it’s all but confirmed that his replacement (at the very least on an interim basis) will be Capt. Aaron Rose from the Stockton Police Department.
Stockton Police spokesman Joe Silva did not confirm the hiring this morning, but several sources familiar with the school district’s police department said Rose will be the new leader when West steps down at the end of the month.
According to the Stockton PD website, Rose has been rising through the ranks since joining the department 21 years ago. Here’s more biographical information on Rose from the Stockton PD.