Seaside announces new Police Chief

New police chief in Seaside

SEASIDE, Calif. - The city of Seaside has announced its new Police Chief. 

Abdul Pridgen will bring his 25 years of law enforcement experience to Seaside as the new top cop. Pridgen was the Assistant Police Chief in Fort Worth Texas. 

The new chief said, “Seaside has a history of inclusion, collaboration, and excellence and I look forward to joining an esteemed group of officers and city employees, as well as embodying Seaside’s mission to Include, Innovate, Inspire.”

The job offer includes a $179,978 salary and requires Pridgen to complete the California Peace Officer Standards and Training background, medical, psychological and polygraph exams, which will take up to 45 days. 

Seaside's City Manager, Craig Malin said a Deputy Chief position will be filled internally in the new year. 

KION's Paul Dudley will have the full story at 10 & 11 p.m. 

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