Irvine Police Chief David Maggard Jr. was appointed president of the California Police Chiefs Association during its 34th annual Training Symposium, held Wednesday at the Disneyland Hotel.
Maggard will serve in the role for a one-year term, and during that time, the association's efforts will focus on the state's budget crisis and the "protection" of public safety services, he said.
"Our association will continue to work shoulder to shoulder with other frontline law enforcement constituency groups to address the state’s proposal to realign a number of responsibilities associated with the incarceration, release and oversight of adult and juvenile offenders,” he said.
Maggard has been Irvine's police chief since 2003 and holds a long history of dedication to public service and leadership experience. He was appointed to the Cal Chiefs' board of directors in 2008 and moved up to third vice president in 2009. Maggard served as president of the Orange County Chiefs of Police and Sheriff's Association in 2007.
Additionally, Maggard currently is on the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s Advisory Council and is a member of the Orange County Human Relations Commission. He also serves as California's representative to the International Association of State Associations of Chiefs of Police.
Among his accolades: He received the Ambassador of Peace Award from the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County in 2007.
The California Police Chiefs Association represents the state's municipal police chiefs whose agencies protect more than 78 percent of the state's citizens.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues and all of the other law enforcement associations as we strive together to improve the safety of the citizens of California,” said Maggard.
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