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Irvine Police Chief Dave Maggard Announces Retirement
Deputy Chief Mike Hamel Appointed as Successor by City Manager
IRVINE, CA (August 27, 2015): City Manager Sean Joyce announced today the retirement of Irvine Police Department (IPD) Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. after 13 years of distinguished service to the Irvine community.
Chief Maggard has served as IPD Chief of Police for 12 years and Deputy Chief for one year. During Chief Maggard’s tenure, the City of Irvine was recognized as the safest city in America for 10 consecutive years. His leadership and vision have earned the Department national recognition for crime victims care, excellence in criminal investigations, innovative use of technology, support of members of the National Guard and Reserves, and use of volunteerism in emergency preparedness. Chief Maggard has served as President of the California Police Chiefs Association, President of the Orange County Chiefs of Police and Sheriff’s Association, California’s representative to the State Associations of Chiefs of Police, and has just completed his appointment by Governor Brown as an inaugural member of the Board of State and Community Corrections.
Chief Maggard has been recognized for building community partnerships with schools, houses of worship, and multicultural groups, and leading an organization known for excellence in customer service and contemporary policing strategies. Read more…