Gridley-Biggs chief exits

Price resigns ahead of council meetings about his future

Beating his employers to the punch, Dean Price resigned Monday (Oct. 1) as police chief for the cities of Gridley and Biggs.

Both city councils had meetings Monday night with Price’s job termination on their agendas. A Gridley councilman had told local media that Price’s compensation of $250,000 a year was a factor. The city of Gridley announced his resignation and retirement, effective Oct. 30.

Price (pictured), a board member of the California Police Chiefs Association, has been Gridley-Biggs police chief since 2014 and with the department 17 years. He served as Gridley’s interim city administrator for nearly two years between 2014 and 2016.