Assistant Chief Jim Chraska

Assistant Chief Jim Chraska
 Assistant Chief Jim Chraska was hired by the Stockton Police Department as a Police Officer on
March 17, 1997. 
He worked in Patrol, served as a Community Police Officer, and was an Auto
Theft Task Force member. 

In 2000, he was assigned to the Gang Street Enforcement Team and later worked as a detective
in the Vice Criminal Intelligence Unit. 

Upon promoting to Sergeant in 2006, he served as a Patrol Supervisor and Vice Unit Supervisor. 

On March 16, 2012, he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as Watch Commander,
CRT Commander, CII Commander, and Traffic Commander. 

The Chief of Staff position was created in late 2015 and implemented by January 2016.  Jim was
the first assigned to this key Department position and did a fantastic job of taking the initiative to
fully develop the duties and responsibilities of the role.  

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on March 17, 2017, and served as both the Investigations Division
Commander as well as the Patrol Division Commander before promoting to the rank of Deputy Chief on June 18, 2018. 

On November 1, 2020, he promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief. 

Assistant Chief Chraska attended CSU, Sacramento and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
He has earned his Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management POST certificates. 
Assistant Chief Chraska supports Chief Jones
with the overall executive-level command of the entire department as
well as leading the Public Information Office and the Professional Standards Unit.

 

Deputy Chief Kathryn Nance 

Deputy Chief Kathryn Nance joined the Stockton Police Department in 1996. She served as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer.

She was also assigned to the Robbery/ Homicide Unit, Gang Violence Suppression Unit, and Crisis Negotiations Team. 

 

Deputy Chief Nance was promoted to Sergeant on August 26, 2011 and worked in the Gang Street Enforcement Team, Community

Response Team, Community Corrections Partnership Task Force and the AB109 Task Force.

 

Deputy Chief Nance was promoted to Police Lieutenant on December 3, 2016, where she was assigned
to Field Operations and the Special Investigations Unit.
She was also the Program Manager over METRO Narcotics, the Community Corrections Partnership Task Force, the FBI Task Force, the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force, Critical Incident Investigations,
and the Parole and Corrections Team (PACT).

 

Kathryn promoted to the rank of Captain on August 23, 2019, and served as commander of the Special Operations Division. 

 

On November 1, 2020, she promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, where she currently heads up the Logistics Bureau.

 

 

 

Deputy Chief Eric Kane

Deputy Chief Kane was hired as a Police Officer by the Stockton Police Department on November 1, 1996, where he served as a Patrol Officer in the Field Services Division and Detective in the Investigations Division
He also served as the Administrative Field Training Officer and was a member of both the Critical Incident Investigations Team and Technical Response Team. 


On December 27, 2007, he promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a Patrol Sergeant, Investigations Sergeant and Professional Standards Section of the Chief's Office.
He was also a member of the Mobile Field Force Unit and the Critical Incident Investigations

Team Supervisor.

On December 1, 2012, Eric was promoted to Police Lieutenant and served as Watch Commander
for the Field Services Division and 
was later assigned to the Investigations Division over both
Crimes Against Persons and Special Investigations. He was also Program Manager

for the Mobile Field Force Team, FBI Task Force, PACT, METRO Narcotics, Community Corrections Partnership
Task Force, Multi-Agency 
Gang Task Force, Delta Regional Auto Theft, and Auto Theft Award.


Deputy Chief Kane also served as Chief of Staff for the Chief's Office prior to December 3, 2019, until he then
promoted to 
the rank of Captain and served as commander of the Investigations Division.

 

On November 1, 2020, he promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief where he currently heads up the Operations Bureau.

 

Eric has earned his Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, and Management certificates from POST.
He has also earned his Master Officer certificate.