On May 1, 2015, Chief Ken James #198 ending his work shift for the last time as Chief of Police for the City of Emeryville. Chief James dedicated 41 years of service – the last 17 as Chief - in this City, which he came to love. Chief James worked in all the capacities in the Department from patrol officer, canine handler, to detective, Sergeant, Captain and Chief. Chief James even patrolled on foot and bicycle, from time to time. Chief James has earned the respect of the Emeryville Community as well as that of the California Chiefs of Police, from EPD Personnel and other associations.
We thank Chief James for his many years of service and wish him good health and happiness with his retirement.
Interim Chief Dave Hall comes to us with the experience and wisdom of 30 years of service with the San Diego Police Department where he retired with the rank of Captain. He was a Management Fellow at California Peace Officer Standards and Training, where he also assumed a position as Bureau Chief. Chief Hall has also led San Diego Harbor Police as Chief, within the Unified Port of San Diego. Chief Hall has garnered many other accolades and made myriad accomplishments as an administrator for public safety agencies and as an independent contractor. Chief Hall will work with City staff to ensure our Community selects the best permanent Chief of Police for our great City, while tending to the day to day operations of the Emeryville Police Department.
Please send thanks and fond farewells to Chief James, and a warm welcome to Chief Hall.
Joel V. Hannon #254Field Services Division/Acting CaptainEmeryville Police Department24 hr: 510.596.3700 Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Emeryville Chief of Police Ken James Retires
From Officer Joel Hannon at the Emeryville Police Department: