Two UPD Employees Honored
Two CSU, Chico Police Department employees were recently selected for recognition by community civic organizations. Police officer Andy Houghtby and dispatcher Marci McIntire were honored in April as Butte County Police Officer of the Year and Dispatcher of the Year, respectively. The Chico Noon Exchange Club honored Houghtby on March 25, and the Chico Elks Lodge recognized McIntire on April 10.
Houghtby has been working as a police officer at CSU, Chico for the past year. He came from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, where he was a deputy for 10 years. Andy is an active shooter instructor and a first aid/CPR instructor.
Police Chief Eric Reichel said, “I am very proud of Marci and Andy. They understand and embrace the importance of ‘university policing.’”
He shared these comments about Houghtby from his peers: “He has a positive attitude toward department and community members; and he is calm, energetic, easygoing, sincere, compassionate; and he demonstrates the essence of a team player.”
McIntire has been working as a dispatcher for the past two years. She came from the Paradise Police Department, where she was a dispatcher for 10 years. McIntire trains new employees on the functions of a dispatcher. Peers commented, “Marci has a very strong work ethic; she truly knows what she is doing; she is a positive role model for others; she is always willing to roll up her sleeves and pitch in to help.”