After 29 years in regulation enforcement, with the final 9 years spent as Chief of Police for the Metropolis of Atascadero’s Police Division, Jerel Haley will probably be retiring, efficient Oct. 16, 2020.
Haley was appointed as Atascadero’s Police Chief in October of 2011, following an in depth nationwide recruitment effort. Throughout Chief Haley’s tenure right here, he made group engagement, constructing relationships and enhancing partnerships between the Police Division and the group a excessive precedence. Notable highlights embody his involvement in aiding the Dad and mom for Pleasure group to fundraise and open the all-inclusive Pleasure Playground on the Colony Park Group Heart and donating his day without work at quite a few native fundraising occasions, resembling his unforgettable dancing efficiency for the “Dancing with our Stars” fundraiser to learn the Associates of the Atascadero Library.
Below his management, the Atascadero Police Division has regularly been concerned and really lively in the neighborhood with occasions such because the “Particular Olympics Torch Run”, semi-annual Particular Olympics basketball recreation, “Espresso with a Cop,” the “Peace Officers’ Memorial” as a part of Nationwide Police Week, “Nationwide Night time Out” and the “Ok-9 Wine & Dine Spaghetti Dinner” to call just some. As well as, Haley is not any stranger to public talking, sharing his data and experience at native Rotary, Kiwanis and different non-profit group conferences and public boards to debate security, homelessness and a wide range of present subjects.
“Chief Haley has actually been a significant asset to the group and our total workforce right here on the Metropolis,” mentioned Mayor Heather Moreno, “We’ve got been blessed to have had such an expert and an unimaginable chief of our Police Division and he will probably be sincerely missed.”
Metropolis Supervisor Rachelle Rickard states, “Chief Haley has been a improbable Chief of Police and has been a vital member of our Govt Administration workforce. His legacy will all the time be his impeccable repute, exemplary management and open, caring type that has fostered a tradition of compassionate professionalism right here on the Metropolis. He has been an moral chief and expects a whole lot of himself and the members of the Atascadero Police Division, making certain that prime requirements of conduct have constantly been and can stay a excessive precedence.”
Previous to his appointment in Atascadero, Haley served as a member of each the Santa Cruz and Santa Maria Police Departments. Throughout his tenure in regulation enforcement, he served as Subject Coaching Officer, Avenue Crimes Detective, Sexual Assault Investigator, Narcotics Investigator, SWAT Crew member and Group Providers Officer. Simply previous to his appointment because the Chief of the Atascadero Police Division he was a Lieutenant with the Santa Maria Police Division and was liable for supervision of the Investigations Division, SWAT Crew and each their Police K9 and Chaplain applications.
Relating to his plans for retirement, Haley mentioned, “I made the choice a bit of over eight months in the past to retire and begin a brand new profession in Maui. I’m enthusiastic about what prospects the longer term holds for my household and me. Oh, and I can’t wait to spend a bit of extra time with my grandchildren!”
Rickard states, “Though we’ll miss him terribly, all of us right here on the Metropolis of Atascadero are very glad that Jerel and his spouse Holly are making their retirement goals a actuality and October 16th will formally be his remaining day with the Metropolis. He will probably be leaving the members of the Atascadero Police Division with very excessive requirements that are actually a part of the hometown cloth of our group. Please be part of us in wishing Chief Haley a beautiful and fulfilling retirement!”
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