Yuba City Police Department
Serving Yuba City
since 1908
Yuba City Police Department
Command/Executive Staff

Robert Landon

Robert Landon
Chief of Police

Chief Rob Landon is a U.S. Navy veteran who received his honorable discharge as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in 1993. He served more than 11 years onboard Trident and Fast-Attack Class nuclear powered submarines during Operation Desert Storm and the Cold War. He has called Washington, California, Hawaii, and Connecticut home for brief periods of time. He is proud to call Yuba City his home now.

After joining the Yuba City Police Department in 1994, Landon promoted through the ranks of the Department. He has held the positions of patrol officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, deputy chief, and on Dec. 30, 2008, he became the Department's 14th Chief Officer. He has completed Basic and Advanced SWAT curriculums through the Federal Bureau of Investigations and SWAT Team Leader and SWAT Commander courses through International Training Resources, Inc. He is an active member of the National Tactical Officers Association and the California Association of Tactical Officers.

Landon possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science degree in emergency services administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Academy, which is held at the Los Angeles Police Academy in accordance with criteria sanctioned by the United States Military Academy at West Point; the FBI National Academy Session 248, held in Quantico, Virginia; and the California Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Management and Executive Development Courses of instruction. He possesses Management and Executive Certification from the POST Commission.

Along with multiple military awards and decorations, Landon also possesses the Yuba City Police Department's Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Medal, Police Unit Commendation with "V" Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Peace Officer of the Year Ribbon, Chief's Outstanding Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, Police Individual Commendation Medal and the Police Achievement Ribbon with four Oak Leaf Clusters. Additionally, he was awarded the Silver Medal in weight lifting at the 2007 Western States Police and Fire Games (formally known as the Police Olympics) in Mesa, Arizona, and in 2008 and 2009, he received the Gold Medal in the same event held in Boise, Idaho and Santa Clarita, California.

Chief Landon is active in the community and is a football coach for River Valley High School.  He is married to Traci (formerly Love) of Yuba City. They are the proud parents of their son, Carter.


Toni Darwazeh
Administrative Assistant
Office of the Chief of Police

Toni Darwazeh joined YCPD in 2006.  Her interest in law enforcement started early in high school and has come full circle to the position as Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Chief of Police.  While in high school she was a cadet for the Yuba County Sheriff's Department as well as working part time at Yuba City Police Department doing miscellaneous duties which included answering and routing non-emergency calls, helping in Records and Dispatch.

After graduation, Toni continued ties with Law Enforcement by working a temporary position at the Department of Justice.  She worked many years as an office manager and bookkeeper in the private sector mainly with agribusiness.  During these years she and her husband Kevin raised four amazing children, Nowell, Kevin, Natalie and Brian.

Along with the many hats she wears at YCPD, Toni is one of the departments Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) facilitators as well as a Spanish interpreter.  She is the recipient of the Department's Employee of the Year Award, the Police Unit Commendation ribbon and in 2017 received the Police Individual Commendation Medal for her work during the Oroville Dam incident.

Toni enjoys life in Browns Valley with her husband Kevin.  Along with their grown children, they have two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Jeremy Garcia

Jeremy Garcia
Assistant Chief of Police

Assistant Chief Jeremy Garcia began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a police officer for the Marysville Police Department. He was promoted to the position of police sergeant in 1996 and served in this capacity until 2001. As a sergeant, he held ancillary duties as the department’s training manager and team leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. During his time with the Marysville Police Department, he was recognized for his efforts in DUI enforcement and named the 1994 Officer of the Year.

In 2001, Garcia began his employment with the Yuba City Police Department. He has held the positions of patrol officer, field training officer, sergeant/field supervisor, police lieutenant, commander, and currently assistant chief of police. Garcia has 17 years of SWAT Team experience serving as operator, team leader, and tactical commander.

Garcia possesses an Associate of Science degree in administration of justice from Yuba Community College and a Bachelor of Public Administration degree (BPA) from the University of San Francisco. He is a graduate of the 259th session of the FBI National Academy as well as the Los Angeles Police Department West Point Leadership Program. He possesses Management Level Certification from California’s Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training. Additionally, he is the recipient of the Police Unit Commendation with "V" Device and Oak Leaf Cluster and the Chief's Outstanding Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Garcia is a lifelong resident of the Yuba-Sutter area, and a third-generation law enforcement officer in Sutter County. He is married to Donna (formerly Friant) and they have a son and daughter.


Brian Baker                                                                                                                                                                  Commander

Commander Brian Baker joined the Yuba City Police Department as a cadet officer in May 1994.  After attending the Yuba College Police Academy, Commander Baker became a level II reserve officer and shortly thereafter completed the department's field training program.  He was a level I reserve officer for a short period of time and became a full time officer in March 1999. While a patrol officer Commander Baker was a background investigator, and the department's cadet program coordinator.  Brian was named Officer of the Year in 2001.

In 2002 Commander Baker was assigned to the Investigations Unit as a detective until December 2005, when he was promoted to the rank of sergeant.  While a sergeant, Brian worked patrol, traffic, and investigations.  In July 2016 Brian was promoted to lieutenant where he served as a watch commander and as the department's training manager, along with various other duties.  Brian was promoted to his current rank in June 2019.

Commander Baker possesses an Associate in Science degree from Yuba Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Brian also possesses a Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach.  Commander Baker has completed the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program, along with the POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the POST Executive Development Course.  Brian has received Management Level Certification from California's Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  During his employment with the police department, Brian has received numerous awards and commendations from both the department and members of the community.

Brian is an active member in our community and volunteers his time to a variety of area charitable causes.  Brian is a past president of the Yuba City Kiwanis Club, and is currently a member of the Yuba Sutter Kiwanis Supper Club.  Commander Baker has been a board member and a past president of the California Robbery Investigators Association since 2004.  During his career Commander Baker has served on the board of directors for the Yuba City Police Officers Association, and served three years as president.

Commander Baker has called Yuba City home for the past 30 years.  Brian has two daughters that attend local area high schools.


Michael Green
Watch Commander

Lieutenant Michael Green currently serves as a Watch Commander in the Field Operations Division.  He is a long time Yuba City resident who started with the department as a cadet in 1986.  He became a reserve dispatcher and then a reserve police officer.  Lt. Green graduated the basic academy at Butte College in 1990 and became a full time police officer in 1991.  As an officer he worked a wide range of assignments and responsibilities throughout the department including patrol, Background Investigator, Field Training Officer, and Detective.  Lt. Green received recognition as the Officer of the Year in 1994.

In 2003, he was promoted to sergeant.  As a sergeant he served as a field supervisor and oversaw the Field Training Program, Terrorism Liaison Program and Reserve Officer Program.  Additionally, he supervised the Traffic Education and Enforcement Division as well as the Investigation Division.

Since 2017, Lt. Green served in his current position as a lieutenant and Field Watch Commander.  He oversees patrol shifts and various programs within the department including the terrorism liaison, reserve officer and hostage negotiator programs.

Lt. Green earned an Associates of Science Degree from Yuba Community College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University (CSU) Sacramento, and a Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration from CSU Long Beach.  He also completed the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) program and the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program.  Lt. Green possesses Managerial Certification from the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Lt. Green is married and a parent of a son and daughter.


Jim Runyen
Operations Support Division

Lieutenant Jim Runyen joined the Yuba City Police Department in 2006 as a lateral officer from Huntington Beach Police Department.  He worked as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer and in 2007 was assigned to the Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET-5) where he served until 2011.  Lieutenant Runyen was assigned to the Investigations Unit in 2012 as a Detective until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 2013.  He served as a Use of Force instructor for the department as well as Active Shooter (ALICE) instructor for the community.

As a sergeant he worked as a Patrol Supervisor and was later assigned as Supervisor of the Traffic Education and Enforcement Division until he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2017.  Lieutenant Runyen currently oversees the Operations Support Division and is a Tactical Commander on the Yuba Sutter Regional SWAT Team.

Lt. Runyen is a second generation law enforcement officer.  He graduated from California State University Chico, in 2002 and from Golden West College Basic Police Academy in 2003.  He has completed the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Academy.  He is the recipient of numerous department awards.

Lt. Runyen is married to Stacy and they have two children.  He is on the board of Sutter Buttes Little League and involved in coaching sports and helping with the activities of his children. 

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