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Ventura Police Chief announces retirement after 33 years of service

Police Chief Ken Corney
City of Ventura

VENTURA, Calif. -- The Chief of Police of the Ventura Police Department announced his retirement after 33 years of service within the City of Ventura on Wednesday.

Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Chief Ken Corney joined the Ventura Police Department back in 1986.

Chief Corney was promoted to Sergeant in 1995, Commander in January 2000, Assistant Chief in December 2003 and appointed as Police Chief in December 2009.

In a statement Chief Corney said the following:

“It has been a tremendous honor to work alongside the dedicated men and women of the Ventura Police Department, and to serve our community.” 

Police Chief Ken Corney

His retirement will be in effect on December 31.

City Manager McIntyre reccomended that the City Countil selects Chief Corney to serve as the Interim Police Chief while a professional recruitment is conducted to select the next Ventura Police Chief.

The City Council will vote on this recommendation at the City Council meeting on Monday.

Officials say the City will retain a professional recruitment firm to conduct a search in order to find the best candidate to fill the Police Chief position.

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