Commander Quach named Interim Chief of Long Beach Police Department

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long beach police interim chiefCity Manager Patrick West named Commander Billy Quach, a 22-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department, to be Interim Police Chief last Friday.

Commander Quach’s new role is effective Friday, October 23, 2009 and will continue until Mr. West appoints a new chief to replace former Chief Anthony Batts, who recently resigned to lead the City of Oakland Police Department. The selection process for a new chief is expected to take approximately three months.

Commander Quach was promoted to his current rank in January 2003, and was assigned to the Youth Services Division. In July 2004, he was named a Division Commander, and has served in the East, West and, currently, the North Division, where he is responsible for all patrol-related operations and community issues, including resident and business matters.

Commander Quach began his career with the Long Beach Police Department in 1987, and has worked a variety of assignments, including Communications, Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Vice, and in all four Patrol Divisions.

Commander Quach holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, West Point Leadership Program, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Supervisory Leadership Institute and the USC Delinquency Control Institute. He also has received the Professional Achievement Award from the California Police Officers’ Association.

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