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November 9, 2006 | From Times staff reports
Santa Monica officials said Wednesday that Timothy Jackman had been hired as the city's police chief. Jackman, a 23-year Long Beach Police Department veteran, was deputy chief of that department for the last four years. He will replace James T. Butts Jr., who after 15 years as chief of the Santa Monica force left in August to become the "security czar" for Los Angeles' four airports. Jackman, 47, has a bachelor's degree from the University of the State of New York and an MBA from UC Irvine.
October 1, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Garden Grove Police Chief Joseph Polisar will be sworn in Oct. 25 as president of the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police, officials said Tuesday. The ceremony will be held at the group's 110th annual conference in Philadelphia. As president, Polisar, who has been with the Garden Grove department for five years, will focus on such matters as leadership development, terrorism intelligence sharing, legislative efforts in Congress and traffic safety, a spokesman said.
September 7, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A Texas grand jury indicted Houston's police chief on a felony perjury charge, prosecutors said. Chief Clarence Bradford, who commands 5,400 officers in the fourth-largest city in the U.S., was charged with allegedly lying under oath during a disciplinary hearing, Harris County assistant district attorney Don Smyth said. If convicted, Bradford could be sentenced from 2 to 10 years in prison, but would also be eligible for probation, Smyth said.
January 31, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Police Chief David L. Snowden will not run for Orange County sheriff, saying he wants to finish his career in Costa Mesa and spend time with his family. Encouraged to run by many of his peers, Snowden, 54, was considered a likely candidate. "I really love the job I have now, which exceeds my ambition to be sheriff," Snowden said in an interview Friday. "I've had a lot of support, but I've also had a lot of people at my agency say they didn't want me to run and they wanted me to stay there.
August 19, 1999
Without explanation, city officials have abruptly placed the police chief and a captain of the department on administrative leave. Chief Hourie Taylor and Capt. Percy Perrodin, each with more than 30 years in the department, were told they were under investigation by an outside agency and were placed on paid leave Monday night, Perrodin said. City Manager John Johnson and Mayor Omar Bradley did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Los Angeles police commissioners narrowed the list of police chief candidates Tuesday to 13 but declined to disclose the names, saying they had pledged to some of the applicants to keep the process secret until the top three are chosen next month. "There is a sensitivity, because they hold high positions, chief positions in other parts of the country," said Rick Caruso, president of the Police Commission. "Because of that, we decided it is a priority for us to live up to our commitment."
June 25, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Airport Police Chief Bernard J. Wilson announced Friday that he would retire this summer from the force that patrols the city's four airports. Wilson, 52, has been police chief and the security coordinator since April 1999 at Los Angeles International Airport, where he's responsible for the security of the 3,500-acre facility. Airport officials said a successor would be named after Wilson's retirement date has been set.
December 11, 1997
After nearly 10 years at the helm, Palos Verdes Estates Police Chief Gary E. Johansen has announced that he will retire next April. Johansen, 54, whose tenure has been marked by a low crime rate in the city of 14,000, said he plans to move to Bend, Ore., where he hopes to teach at a junior college. "I want to do something that doesn't take 50 or 60 hours a week and doesn't have the stress," Johansen, a former high school instructor, said Wednesday.
September 25, 1992
After a five-month search, a campus police lieutenant from UCLA has been appointed chief of campus police at UC Irvine, university officials announced Thursday. Kathleen Stanley will take over the post Oct. 1, filling a spot vacated in April by former chief Michael P. Michell, who was assigned to the newly created post of emergency preparedness director for the university. Stanley will have an annual salary of $75,000, university spokeswoman Karen Newell Young said.
September 21, 1996 | THAO HUA
Police Chief W. Douglas Franks was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, apparently into his absence from the department to attend the birth of his grandson, Franks' attorney said Friday. City officials apparently are investigating the chief's absence in August, when he took time off to visit family members in the Northeast, his attorney, Donald Petrich said. "Chief Franks' daughter had to have a Caesarean section, and naturally, there are risks involved," Petrich said.
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