On Thursday, June 2, 2022, the City of Stockton will host a formal swearing-in ceremony for the new Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden. McFadden, who begins on June 1, 2022, will receive the Oath of Office from City Manager Harry Black at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center Street, at 4:00 p.m. This ceremony is open to everyone. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

McFadden, who has lived with his family in San Joaquin County for over 20 years, was selected as the new Stockton Police Chief following a nationwide search and process that included extensive community and employee participation. He will serve as the historic 50th Stockton Chief of Police. McFadden has served with the San Jose Police Department since 1993, rising from the rank of Police Officer to that of Deputy Police Chief. As Stockton Police Chief, he will oversee a department with an authorized staffing level of 485 sworn and 228 professional employees and a budget of $158 million.

“The Chief of Police is an important leadership role in our community,” said City Manager Black. “Our selection process has been very inclusive, so inviting the entire community to participate in the ceremony where Chief McFadden takes his oath and receives his badge is the next natural step in the process.”

At the same ceremony, Captain Antonio Sajor, Jr., will also receive his badge, acknowledging his elevation to the rank of Deputy Chief within the Stockton Police Department. He has served the Stockton Police Department since 1997.