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Sgt. Chris Galli started his career with SVPD in May 2022 with ten years of prior law enforcement service.  He was formerly a Peace Officer Ranger with CA State Parks and a Police Officer with the City of Santa Cruz where he served as a Field Training Officer, Downtown Unit, Emergency Services Unit Team Leader, Sniper and firearms instructor.   Sgt. Galli brings a wealth of tactical knowledge, training and experience to the Scotts Valley Police Department and he is passionate about his new role and service to the community of Scotts Valley.


Sgt. Galli was born and raised in the county of Santa Cruz, and during his personal time, he enjoys spending it with family, exploring the outdoors, ham radio, competitive shooting sports, and riding motorcycles.

   Psalm 23.  A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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