According to a press release issued August 7, 2009, Interim San Leandro Police Chief Ian Willis was appointed San Leandro Police Chief on August 6, 2009. Willis had served as Interim Police Chief since former Police Chief Dale Attarian retired in December 2008.
One of the reasons cited by Attarian when he retired was "the important goal that the City’s Chief live in town" and he had been unable to sell the house where he lived. Willis also does not live in San Leandro.
Willis has served for 25 years in the San Leandro Police Department in various capacities and was selected after a nation-wide search narrowed the field of candidates to five finalists.Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at August 7, 2009 11:29 AM | TrackBack