City of Lakeport logoThe City of Lakeport is proud to announce the selection of Captain Dale Stoebe as its next Police Chief, succeeding Chief Brad Rasmussen upon his retirement later this year. After an extensive national search facilitated by Bob Hall & Associates Executive Recruiters, Captain Stoebe was chosen as the top candidate through a rigorous assessment process. Council Member Mattina expressed enthusiasm for Captain Stoebe’s appointment, stating, “I am excited to have Captain Stoebe take the reins. He already understands the public safety needs of Lakeport and has long established strong community relationships.”

Captain Stoebe has been a dedicated member of the Lakeport Police Department since 1990, having served in various capacities including patrol officer, narcotics taskforce member, and School Resource officer, where he was involved in teaching the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Promoted to sergeant in 2006, he took on responsibilities in police operations, recruiting, and internal affairs. His career further advanced as he served as a detective and eventually became second in command of the department, overseeing all its functions. Captain Stoebe is also a distinguished graduate of the FBI National Academy.  

A lifelong resident of Lakeport, Captain Stoebe is deeply integrated into the community, actively participating in local groups and raising his family in the city he continues to serve with distinction. Captain Stoebe expressed his appreciation stating, “As someone who grew up here in this wonderful community, it is both a profound honor and a personal responsibility for me to serve as your Police Chief. I am deeply committed to the safety and well-being of Lakeport, and I promise to lead with the same dedication and care that I would for my own family. Together, we will continue to foster a safe, supportive, and thriving environment for all our residents.”

The recruitment process started with executive recruiters gathering input from the City Council, members of the Lakeport community, police department staff, and City staff, which set the stage for a nationwide search. This comprehensive process culminated in four of the most qualified candidates participating in interview panel assessments, which included a diverse array of panels including multiple police chiefs, City staff leadership, and a community panel. Following three hours of interviews and being evaluated by thirteen different assessors, candidates who most closely aligned with the public safety needs of the community were invited to an interview with City Manager, Kevin Ingram.  Ingram said, “Captain Stoebe was selected after receiving strong feedback from the Community Panel as well as the other assessors and highlighting his deep-rooted commitment to public safety in Lakeport.”

The City of Lakeport looks forward to Captain Stoebe’s leadership as he assumes his new role as Police Chief, continuing to enhance the safety and well-being of the community.