Rich Struckman joins Menlo Park Police Department as commander overseeing Patrol Division

by Contributed Content on November 9, 2018

Rich Struckman is joining the Menlo Park Police Department as police commander effective November 13, 2018, overseeing the Patrol Division.

Commander Struckman was raised in San Francisco and is a longtime resident of San Mateo County. He began his life in public service in 1984, when he joined the United States Army. In 1990, he was hired by the San Francisco Police Department where he served  for 27 years. During a very rewarding career in San Francisco, he served at the ranks of officer, inspector, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He retired from San Francisco in June 2017.

Commander Struckman had a very diverse work history with the San Francisco Police Department, which included commanding the narcotics division, serving as a Federal Task Force Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and US Customs Service, working as a labor representative, teaching at the police academy and participating in the San Francisco Police Youth Fishing Program.

Rich earned his associate degree in liberal arts from City College of San Francisco, a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement management from San Francisco State University, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Saint Mary’s College. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police along with Leadership San Francisco, class of 2017.

When Rich is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog and hiking and biking on the San Mateo County coast.

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