Vernon Welcomes New Police Chief

By EGP Staff Report

A familiar face in Southeast Los Angeles County will serve as Vernon’s new police chief, the city has announced.

Anthony Miranda, a former Bell acting chief of police and current police chief of Irwindale, was hired last week to replace retiring Vernon Police Chief Daniel Calleros.

Miranda will be sworn in during the June 20 city council meeting.

“I spent 22 years in the Southeast Los Angeles area and I am excited to return,” said Miranda in a press release announcing his hiring.

Anthony Miranda, pictured, current police chief of Irwindale, was hired last week as Vernon’s newest police chief. (Courtesy of the City of Irwindale)

Anthony Miranda, pictured, current police chief of Irwindale, was hired last week as Vernon’s newest police chief. (Courtesy of the City of Irwindale)

Miranda has a bachelor’s degree in human services, is completing his master’s degree in public administration and has more than 25 years in law enforcement.

In 2015, Miranda founded the Pink Patch Project, an annual program where police agencies across the country help raise breast cancer awareness while sporting special pink patches. Last month, Miran-da joined the board of Pacific Clinics, the largest behavioral and healthcare agency in Southern Cali-fornia.

“With a successful track history of accountability and reform, we are confident that Chief Miranda is the right persons to building upon the Vernon Police Department’s record of success,” said City Administrator Carlos Fandino.

Calleros has served as Vernon’s Police Chief since 2012. He began his law enforcement career as a Vernon patrol officer before rising up the ranks. At the time, Vernon Mayor William Davis recognized Calleros for maintaining the city’s quick police response times despite budget cuts.

 

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