Jeff Smith 1 p.m., Oct. 1
Senior San Diego Police captain departs for greener pastures
Low rates of pay have long been a complaint among San Diego Police officers, with many lured away to other departments after undergoing a costly training process.
Yesterday (September 12), the City of Eureka in northern California announced it would move to hire San Diego Police Department Captain Andrew G. Mills, a longtime force veteran, to take over as Eureka’s chief of police.
“Literally, it's our loss and your gain,” city councilwoman Marti Emerald told the Eureka-area Times-Standard. “He's a good police officer. He inspires confidence and trust among the officers that serve with him . . . His officers were always responsive and respectful.”
Emerald chairs the council’s public safety committee.
Mills is expected to depart in order to take over the Eureka force by early November.
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