Along with the Chief of Police, five additional department personnel make up the Command Staff of the Ceres Police Department. Comprised of one Captain, three Lieutenants and an Administrative Secretary to the Chief of Police, the Command Staff oversees the day-to-day running and administration of the entire department.

Command Staff:

Chief Rick Collins


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Captain Patrick Crane


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Lt. Chris Perry                           Lt. James Yandell                       Lt. Danny Vierra

Special Operations                            Training                                                    Patrol

209-538-5723                                       209-538-5721                                           209-538-5607

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Confidential Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police Marcy Pederson

Phone: 209-538-5726

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Administrative Sergeant Greg Yotsuya

Phone: 209-538-5719

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Working side-by-side with the Command Staff is the Administrative Sergeant, Greg Yotsuya, who is responsible for the following:

  • ABC Licenses
  • Business Licenses for:
    • Bingo Halls
    • Firearms Dealers
    • Second Hand Dealers/Pawn Shops
  • Liaison between the CPD and Ceres Unified School District
    • Oversees School Resource Officers
  • Professional Standards
  • Records Division
  • Special Investigations