Police Chief

Search is on for new chief of police in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — City Manager Steve Jepsen began the search for a new police chief Dec. 16.

Inside Oceanside: Search for a new chief begins

It’s time for a new chief. Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy, the top cop who has overseen our force of 200 sworn officers since 2006, will step down as soon as his replacement can be named.

Mayor stresses Escondido’s finances at public hearing

Mayor stresses Escondido’s finances at public hearing

ESCONDIDO — When peppered with questions about public safety, the city’s former police chief, and library hours from concerned citizens, Mayor Sam Abed stressed the challenges and recent successes of balancing the city’s budget at a public hearing on Oct. 9.

Severance of former Escondido Police Chief withheld

ESCONDIDO — Speaking publicly for the first time since his sudden retirement last year, former Escondido Chief of Police Jim Maher issued a statement claiming that he was forced to retire and that the city is withholding half of his severance payment.