Support/Special Services Division

Division Commander - Lieutenant, Matt Hansen -


Matt Hansen has been a police officer for over 18 years. Originally from the San Diego area, Matt started his career working for the San Diego Police Department in 1995. As a San Diego Police Officer, Matt was assigned to the SWAT Primary Response Team and Sniper Team, Homeland Security Team and a neighborhood policing team.

In 2005, Matt moved his family to Tehama County where he worked for California State University Police, Chico. At Chico State, Matt served as a patrol sergeant, range master, police lieutenant and emergency preparedness coordinator for the university.

Prior to becoming a police officer, Matt was a firefighter and Nationally Registered Paramedic. Matt obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from National University in 2005. This training and experience led the Institute of Technology to hire Matt to be a part of a cadre of experts tasked with developing and teaching an Applied Associates Degree program in criminology and emergency response management at the Redding campus and throughout the state. Over the course of his career, Matt has received an additional 1800 hours of continued professional training. Most of this training is in the area of critical incident management, supervision and police procedures.

Matt was hired by the Red Bluff Police Department in April of 2012 and served the community of Red Bluff as a patrol sergeant. Sgt Hansenís additional responsibilities included range master, rapid deployment instructor, training supervisor, robot team leader and Tehama County Interagency Sniper Team leader.

In December of 2015, Matt was promoted to lieutenant. In this new role Matt is responsible for managing the Red Bluff Police Support Services Division. This division is comprised of investigations, communications, property and evidence, records, fleet and special projects.

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