Monterey County

Carmel Police Chief announces retirement

CARMEL BY-THE-SEA, Calif. - Carmel's police chief will retire at the end of the year, according to a news release issued Friday.

Mike Calhoun, 55, announced his decision this week. He has been with the Police Department for 32 years and is the longest-serving member of the department in city history.

Calhoun began his career in law enforcement as a reserve officer in Pacific Grove. He joined the Carmel Police Department in 1984 and was named Police Chief and Director of Public Safety in 2012.

As Director of Public Safety, Calhoun oversees the city's fire and ambulance service, emergency management operations, and the city's contract with the Monterey Fire Department.

In the news release, Carmel City Administrator Chip Rerig said, "Chief Calhoun has dedicated his entire public service career to our Village and I am grateful for both his commitment to our residents and guests, as well as his exemplary love for the community."

Calhoun is the 10th police chief in the history of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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