City of Camarillo Gets New Chief of Police
1/6/2017 4:27:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
New Chief of Police for City of Camarillo
Date & Time:
1-6-17 / 9:00 am
Sheriff Geoff Dean, working with Camarillo City Manager Dave Norman is announcing that Commander Dave Murray will be replacing Commander Chris Dunn on January 15, 2017, as the Camarillo Chief of Police.
Commander Dunn's commitment to public service extends beyond his work with the Sheriff's Office; he has been a Navy reservist for over two decades. Commander Dunn is a Lieutenant Commander with the Navy and currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of Naval Security Forces, Reserve Unit, Naval Base San Diego. Shortly after Commander Dunn was selected as the Camarillo Chief of Police late last year, he received orders from the Navy that he was being deployed to the Middle East. His deployment is scheduled to begin in June and last for a year.
In an effort to maintain the highest level of consistent service to the residents of Camarillo, Sheriff Dean and City Manager Norman selected Commander Murray to replace Commander Dunn. Commander Dunn will be re-assigned as a Sheriff's Commander to our Support Services Division where he will over-see, Professional Standards/Internal Affairs, Audits & Inspections, Academy, In-Service Training, Range Operations, and the Peer Support Program until he leaves for his deployment.
Commander Murray has been a deputy with the Sheriff's Office since 1990. He has an extensive and diverse background throughout the agency. Commander Murray has worked in Detention Services, Patrol Services, and as a Recruit Training Officer at the Academy. He also worked in Professional Standards and served as the Adjutant to the Undersheriff. As a manager, Commander Murray has been the Director of the Sheriff's Training Center, worked as a patrol Watch Commander, managed the Court Services Bureau, as well as the SWAT team and K-9 unit. Commander Murray is currently assigned to the Support Services Division where he has oversight of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs, Audits & Inspections, Academy, In-Service Training, Range Operations, and the Peer Support Program.
Captain Garo Kuredjian
News Release Date:
January 6, 2017
Media Follow-Up Contact:
Captain Garo Kuredjian / 805-797-6322
Sheriff Geoff Dean