Tom Tappe

tappe smPolice Lieutenant
District/Watch Commander
State/Federal Anti-Terrorism Liaison Coordinator

Lieutenant Tom Tappe began his law enforcement career in 1990 when he was hired as police officer with the Yuba City Police Department.  His work performance, interpersonal skills and leadership potential were recognized early; whereupon, based on competitive examinations, he rose in rank to Police Sergeant, and then, to his current position of Police Lieutenant - District / Watch Commander. Lieutenant Tappe also hold the position of the Department's State & Federal Anti-Terrorism Liaison Coordinator.

Lieutenant Tappe was instrumental in the development of the Department's adult Volunteers in Policing Program and has held additional collateral duties as a Tactical Operator with our multi-agency Special Weapons and Tactics Team and coordinator of the overall Police Reserve Officer Program.

Lieutenant Tappe was chosen as the 1998 Peace Officer of the Year by his co-workers, the first time a manager was honored with this award. Lt. Tappe is also the recipient of the Police Unit Commendation with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Police Individual Achievement Ribbon.

Lieutenant Tappe has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from California State University - Sacramento and a Masters of Public Administration Degree (MPA) from California State University - Chico.  He possesses Managerial Certification from the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), is  a graduate of the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI), the West Point Leadership Academy (held at the Los Angeles Police Academy in accordance with criteria sanctioned by the United States Military Academy at West Point) and POST's Management Curriculum Course at California State University - Humboldt.

Lieutenant Tappe is a life long resident of the Yuba-Sutter area and has been married for 14 years to the former Holly Gleason of Yuba City.  They are the proud parents of a son, Trevor.

Emergency Reporting:
Dial 9-1-1

Police Dispatch:
(530) 822-4661

Yuba City Police Department
1545 Poole Boulevard
Yuba City, CA 95993