Vernon Appoint New Police Chief
The Vernon City Council selected Interim Police Chief Daniel Calleros to serve as the city’s chief of police late last week.
In a news release announcing the appointment, Vernon Mayor William Davis said Calleros is the best choice for the position.
“Chief Calleros has kept Vernon safe. Despite painful budget cuts over the past few years, he has managed to maintain Vernon’s standing of having one of the quickest police response times to crime incidents and emergencies of any city in Los Angeles County,” said Davis.
Calleros had been serving as interim police chief since November 2010 and had previously received Vernon’s Police Officer of the Year award.
According to the city’s announcement, Calleros began his career in law enforcement as a Vernon patrol officer. He quickly moved up the ranks serving as a field-training officer, patrol sergeant, detective, internal affairs investigator and administrative captain, among other positions.
Calleros said he is deeply honored to receive the permanent position.
“I look forward to continuing our city’s strong commitment to community oriented policing programs…and continuing our unwavering pledge to provide mutual aid to law enforcement agencies in our neighboring communities.”