Rodger Craddock began his association with the City of Coos Bay in March of 1991 when he was sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer with the Coos Bay Police Department. In November of 1995, Rodger transitioned from a volunteer to a full-time Police Officer. While working in the Police Department, Rodger held various positions including K-9 Officer, School Resource Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, Field Training Officer, Watch Commander, Administrative Sergeant, Administrative Captain, and Chief of Police. In September 2009, Rodger transitioned from managing the City’s Police Department to managing the day to day business of the City after being appointed as the City Manager.
Rodger attended the University of New Mexico, Crestmont College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Kaplan College, Bellevue University, and Columbia Southern University. He has earned an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. In addition, he is a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute.