Chief Robert P. Blankenship

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Robert P. Blankenship served as Redding Police Department's Police Chief for 13 years prior to retiring in 2002. Retire Chief Blankenship also served as a Director on the McConnell Foundation board until his passing in October of 2020. Through generous donations from the McConnell Foundation, the Redding Police Explorer Post is excited to announce a scholarship in Chief Blankenship’s name.


Although we are still working out the details, we are excited to share this years and are hoping to open applications by spring of 2022.