Cunningham named head of Apple Valley police department
Jason Cunningham has been named captain of the Apple Valley Police Department.
Cunningham, a lieutenant with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, is scheduled to start his new job Feb. 15, according to a statement on the town’s website.
A police explorer when he was 16, Cunningham followed his father’s career path and became a San Bernardino County reserve officer. He later enrolled in the Sherif’s Academy and was hired by the county in January 1996.
Manny Mendoza, who served as Apple Valley’s captain since March 2018, retired in January after serving in the sheriff’s department for nearly 30 years. Randy German, administrative lieutenant at the West Valley Detention Center, has been assigned lieutenant for the Apple Valley station.
Apple Valley contracts with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for its law enforcement.