Long Beach, Calif.—Long Beach Police Chief Robert G. Luna announced his imminent retirement on September 9. Luna said he would step down in December, though an exact date was not given.
“I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve this city for the past 36 years and it is a true honor and privilege to serve as the Chief of Police for the past seven years,” Luna said in a statement. Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
“One of the most rewarding experiences was the opportunity to be a part of this leadership team, which has helped us design innovative programs, initiatives and strategies to make our department the police department of the 21st century,” he said.
Luna began his career as a reserve officer in the LBPD in 1985. He has been part of the LBPD command staff since 2001 and was sworn in as the 26th Chief of the Department in November 2014.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said, “Long Beach has been incredibly grateful that Chief Luna has led our police department.” “I have worked with him since my early days as mayor and he has been an incredible companion and friend. I am very happy for him and his family and wish him well.”
According to the LBPD, information on the selection process for the next police chief will be announced “in the near future” by the city’s human resources department.
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