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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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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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It is hard for many other readers, along with myself, to avoid gagging when "low" and "pay" appear in the same sentence that describes police compensation. In that sort of comparison, the taxpayers are constantly bombarded with claims that some part of the governmental workforce is woefully underpaid. But nowadays that is usually only in comparison with others in other cities, counties, states and countries. Cops are among the best paid of all such employees.

In this case, pay attention to the situation. He's a police captain who now will be chief of police. That isn't just one step up the ladder--it is at least two and maybe more. And it stands to reason that the chief's job would pay more. He's taking it because he's ambitious. What he finds in Eureka, land of granola and pot smokers, may not look to green once he settles in. In fact, I'd predict a rocky tenure for him there.

Sept. 13, 2013

response to visduh Wht the dis on Eureka?? I've been there on more than one occasion and and found it to be a nice place to visit. Kind of small, and quiet, which is what we were looking for, but nice. Somewhat reminiscent of Santa Cruz.

Sept. 14, 2013

I didn't say it was an unpleasant place. It is quiet, due to the fact that the industries that once kept it busy, such as lumbering and fishing, are now only a ghost of what they once were. I think it has the potential to be northern California's answer to Santa Barbara. Humboldt Bay is beautiful. But the locals admit that their biggest moneymaker industry is marijuana farming.

Sept. 14, 2013

It's exactly one step up. Sgt, Lt, Cpt, Chief.

Sept. 13, 2013

reply to matty dude, look it up before you post. A quick glance at an SDPD organizational chart would show you that Mills had three other Captains above him, and then an Asst Chief and above that an Executive Asst Chief. Way more than just one step.

Sept. 14, 2013

Mills is not quitting the SDPD for another police department. He's going to retire from the SDPD and collect a city pension. On top of his city pension, he will receive a large salary in Eureka plus earn another pension. He's cashing in.

Sept. 14, 2013

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