David Nisleit named San Diego Police Chief

February 20, 2018 by  

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recently appointed David Nisleit as the next chief of police of “America’s Finest City”, according to an official news release.

Nisleit, who is a 30-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department, and who was the department’s assistant chief as the time of his appointment, was chosen from a field of candidates who came from cities throughout the nation. Nisleit will take over from Shelley Zimmerman, who is retiring after 35 years in law enforcement. Zimmerman is the first woman to lead the department in its history.

Interview panels made up of professionals, law enforcement officials, and community leaders overwhelmingly felt Nisleit was the best choice for the position.

Nisleit is a strong proponent of the concept of community policing, which has proven effective in the city, and will continue to work with members of the community to insure San Diego remains one of the country’s safest major cities.

He will also continue recruiting new officers for the department, which has 200 unfilled positions. Bringing the department up to full strength will allow the police to handle more issues revolving around the quality of life, such as faster responses to non-emergency calls, and developing stronger ties with residents.

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