Richard Emerson has been the Chief of the Chula Vista Police Department for the past 18 years and President of the San Diego County Police Chief's and Sheriffs Association for the past 14 years.
Chief Emerson officially retired from the department on May 26, 2009, but agreed to stay on and continue running the organization until a new Chief is named. Chief Emerson came to the CVPD after a 23 year career with the Pasadena Police Department.
Chief Emerson said, "I am proud to have led this an organization for nearly two decades."
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