Ridgefield – John Brooks will be sworn in as the new chief of the Ridgefield Police Department at a ceremony from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, at the Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave., Ridgefield.After the ceremony, residents will have an opportunity to meet Brooks, who was most recently a captain with the Portland Police Bureau, where he worked for 25 years. He earned a degree from Washington State University and graduated from the FBI National Academy. He has lived in Clark County for 15 years.Brooks will take charge of the department starting Monday. He is replacing Garry Lucas, the interim chief since May 20 and former Clark County sheriff, who was named interim chief after Carrie Greene retired. The original date for the ceremony was pushed back to not interfere with a school district event.