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Smith named Rancho Cucamonga police chief

Mike Smith has been named head of Rancho Cucamonga’s law enforcement.

Smith replaces Ernie Perez, who was recently named deputy chief of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, according to a statement on the city’s website.

A 24-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, Smith held his first patrol assignment in Rancho Cucamonga in 2002. By 2012, Smith had worked his way up to sergeant, having worked in the High Desert Detention Center, West Valley Detention Center, Fontana Station, and the Coroner’s Division.

Smith, a longtime Rancho Cucamonga resident, has held administrative and operational positions at the sheriff department Rancho Cucamonga station, according to the statement.

Rancho Cucamonga contracts with the sheriff’s department for all of its law enforcement services.

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3 comments

  1. Anthony Hernandez

    I’ve lived in rancho Cucamonga for 44 years. I sure hope he changes the way it was the when he was coming up in the ranks. I also pray he has had proper training not only pertaining to police policies laws but more importantly trained in classes that educate on race and equality. Big big problem here.

  2. I agree !
    sovereign immunity needs to be taken away, and liability need to sit on the officer! For bad policing and misconduct.

  3. How can i meet him face to face and shake his hand?

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