Grass Valley Police Department gets OK to hire tech analyst |

Grass Valley Police Department gets OK to hire tech analyst

Grass Valley’s city council on Tuesday approved an information technology analyst position for the police department, as part of its Measure E funding.

Measure E, which was approved by voters in June 2018, expanded a sales tax initially passed through Measure N, with revenues to be used for general fund programs, specifically law enforcement, fire, and parks and recreation. In December, funds were approved for hiring three additional police officers as well as a technology analyst to be assigned to the police department. The city council also made permanent a Community Services Officer position.

The Information Technology Analyst position is the final position to be created and approved for the police department under Measure E funding, Police Chief Alex Gammelgard told the council members.

The analyst will be responsible for high-level planning related to Information Technology programs and initiatives, Gammelgard said, adding, “We need to be focusing a significant amount of effort there.”

Gammelgard noted the position meets a number of strategic goals for the city, including increasing technology in its parks with, for instance, video surveillance to increase security as well as working to establish high-speed broadband internet service in the city.

The position would pay $150,000 at the top step including benefits, and would be 80 percent funded through Measure E, Gammelgard said, adding he hopes to fill the slot this spring.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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