Susanville Police Chief Ryan Cochran Announces Retirement


At the City Council meeting on Wednesday, the Chief was recognized by Senator Dahle and Assemblywoman Dahle in a Joint Members Resolution for his commitment to public service for the last 25 years.

Cochran began his career in Southern CA as a second-generation police officer and was hired by the Susanville police department on June 4, 1998.

His accolades in the department include participating in the department’s SWAT team in 2004 and as the high school’s resource officer before being promoted to sergeant in 2008. In April 2016, Cochran was awarded by the American Heart Association the Heart Savior Hero Award for saving the life of another. In 2019, Cochran was promoted once more to lieutenant and made his way to become the Chief of Police in June of 2020.

Cochran thanked the community and council for trusting him with the responsibilities of his role, emphasizing his dedication and love of the city and the job, and was glad to be a part of it all.

Chief Cochran will retire on November 1st.