Sergeant Chris Frederick began his career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in July of 2002. His first assignment was to the patrol division, at the Palm Desert Station. As a Deputy Sheriff, he was assigned to patrol the cities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Indian Wells. His dedication and hard work earned him an assignment as a motor officer at the Indio Station.
Sergeant Frederick served as a motorcycle enforcement officer for the city of Coachella from 2006-2007 and the city of La Quinta from 2008 until 2010. When the motorcycle officer position ended, Sergeant Frederick was transferred to the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team in 2010 and continued to serve in a dedicated position for the city of La Quinta. In 2010, he was promoted to the position of Corporal and transferred to the Personnel division. In 2012, Sergeant Frederick was promoted to Sergeant and has since served at the Thermal Station. In January of 2014, Sergeant Frederick was assigned as the La Quinta Police Administrative Sergeant.
Sergeant Frederick is responsible for supervising the Traffic Enforcement Team, School Resource Officers, and La Quinta Volunteer Program. Additionally, he handles the daily police administrative duties for the La Quinta Police.
Sergeant Frederick has received a lifesaving award, medal of valor, a unit citation for exemplary performance while on the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team and two proclamations from the city of La Quinta.