Chief Alex Turcotte began his career in law enforcement with the Ventura Police Department in 2001, where he worked as a patrol officer and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
In October of 2006, Chief Turcotte was hired as a police officer with the Citrus Heights Police Department and was assigned to the Patrol Division until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 2007. As a Sergeant, Turcotte worked a variety of assignments, including Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Sergeant, SWAT Team Leader, and the Special Investigations Unit, before promoting to Lieutenant in 2013. As a Police Lieutenant, Turcotte managed various units within the Operations Division, Special Services division, and the Office of the Chief. In addition, Turcotte led the Department's SWAT Team. In 2018, He was promoted to Police Commander and had the opportunity to lead both the Operations Division and the Special Services Division.
Chief Turcotte holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He is a graduate of the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College for law enforcement executives. Chief Turcotte has served on several boards and associations and has been a repeat panelist at the University of San Francisco Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium. He has received many awards and citations, including two separate awards for his role in resolving high-risk emergencies with the Department SWAT team. Chief Turcotte is a past President of the Citrus Heights Rotary Club and previously served as President of The Citrus Heights Rotary Foundation.