Jon Poletski was born and raised in Eureka, CA. Right out of high school, Jon joined the United States Air Force (USAF), serving as a Fuel Systems Mechanic. After honorably discharging from the USAF, Jon returned to Eureka, where he worked in his family’s business and became a plumber for a short time. Jon eventually decided to pursue a career in law enforcement and put himself through the College of the Redwoods Police Academy.
After graduating from the police academy, Jon was hired by the Eureka Police Department in February 2000. While working in Eureka, Jon held the positions of Evidence Technician and Narcotics Detective assigned to the Humboldt County Drug Task Force. In July 2005, Jon relocated and began working for the Redding Police Department. During his time with Redding, Jon worked in all divisions of the department; held numerous assignments to include Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Peer Support Team Member, Neighborhood Police Unit Officer, Sex Crime Detective, and Major Crimes Detective; as well as promoting up through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. In August 2021, Jon left the Redding Police Department to assume the role of Interim Chief of Police of the Anderson Police Department, and shortly thereafter became the permanent Chief of Police in September 2021.
During his time working in law enforcement, Jon continued his higher education by attending College of the Redwoods and Shasta College where he obtained his Associate of Science in Administration of Justice and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University.
Jon has been married to his wife Angie for 26 years. They have three daughters. Jon’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.