Chief Rocky Wenrick

Rocky Wenrick, Chief of Police, Azusa Police Department

Chief Rocky Wenrick grew up in Duarte and over the past 19 years, has worked his way through the ranks of the Azusa Police Department.

He began his law enforcement career 25 years ago when he was hired by the El Monte Police Department in 1997. He attended the Rio Hondo Police Academy in Whittier, graduating in March, 1998. After serving 4 years as a patrol officer in El Monte, he was hired by the United States Secret Service where he worked until 2002 as a Special Agent in Los Angeles. Chief Wenrick was hired at the Azusa Police Department in January, 2003. He worked his early career as an officer assigned to patrol division. He has also worked a collection of special assignments including: field training officer, drug enforcement administration task force officer, crimes against person’s detective, firearm instructor, gang unit officer and supervisor, SWAT operator, homeless assistance liaison officer, field supervisor, traffic bureau supervisor, detective bureau commanding officer, SWAT executive officer, department range master, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, and interim chief of police.

Chief Wenrick is a recipient of the Presidential Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor award, the California Peace Officers Association Medal of Valor award, and the Azusa Police Department’s Medal of Valor award; among many other excellence awards he has received during his law enforcement career.

Chief Wenrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne.

Chief Wenrick believes in the use of technology to better serve the people who live, work and visit the city of Azusa. He believes in leading the men and women of the Azusa Police Department with dignity. He values the partnerships within the community and will work to continue to grow those partnerships through engagement, service, and leadership.

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