General Crime

* Monterey Deputy Police Chief Phil Penko Named New Chief of Police

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px


Deputy Police Chief Phil Penko was named today to serve as the new top cop in Monterey. Penko, a 26-year veteran of the force, will replace current Chief Tim Shelby when he leaves the post later this year. During his tenure at the Police Department, Penko has served as a traffic officer, detective, public education officer, special services and investigations sergeant and lieutenant, and patrol watch commander.

Monterey Police Chief Phil Penko

He has been deputy chief since 2008. Penko received a bachelor’s degree in biological and cognitive psychology and a master’s degree in human resource management. City Manager Fred Meurer named Penko as the next chief of police this morning. “Phil Penko has demonstrated his commitment to serving our community throughout his career,” Meurer said in a statement. “He is well-known and highly respected in the local community and in law enforcement.”

Copyright © 2011 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

 

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons