Art Chute grew up locally and began his law enforcement career as a Pasadena Police Officer in 1994. Art worked various assignments throughout his career, including Patrol, the Special Enforcement Section, Vice/Narcotics, Detectives, the Training Unit, and Event Planning and Counter-Terrorism.
In 2003, Art was promoted to Police Corporal, and in 2005, promoted to Police Sergeant. He worked in the Event Planning Section, planning such events as the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl Game, international soccer matches, UCLA football games, and Rose Bowl concerts. Additionally, as an Officer, Corporal, and Sergeant, Art worked in the Special Enforcement Section, specializing in street gangs, street-level narcotics, and the SWAT Team.
In 2014, Art was promoted to Police Lieutenant, assigned to Patrol, and transferred to the Administrative Services Division, managing the Event Planning Section and Counter-Terrorism Unit. Art was instrumental in developing strategies to enhance security at the Rose Parade, such as adding urban patrol rifles to the parade route and the Rose Bowl game. In addition, he developed a plan to close Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Eve to keep businesses and spectators safe from vehicle incursions.
In August 2019, Art was promoted to Police Commander and assigned to lead Patrol Division. Patrol Division encompasses Patrol, the Canine Program, the Field Training Officer Program, the Reserve Program, Event Planning, and Counter-terrorism. Art currently manages 124 sworn and civilian employees.
Art holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in the same field of study. Additionally, Art is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the POST Executive Development Course.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House and an advisor for the Pasadena Athletic Association and the Pasadena Relief Association.
Art is married and has three sons, ages 16, 18, and 21.