Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rob Sharpnack Named Costa Mesa Police Chief

By now many of you have already heard that Captain Robert Sharpnack has been named the new Chief of Police for the City of Costa Mesa.  The city announcement can be read HERE.
As stated in the announcement, Sharpnack has been  with the CMPD for 22 years and has held a wide variety of progressively more responsible positions within the department.  During his tenure he has seen the department go from a "destination" department to one for which it has become increasingly difficult to recruit because of the toxic atmosphere created by the current City Council majority.

He has seen previous chiefs come and go - some of them exceptionally well-qualified and some not so much.  He's seen many of his peers retire early or leave to other jurisdictions.  He has seen the authorized sworn strength of the department slashed to the bone at a time when more boots on the street are needed, not fewer.  Nobody can say that Rob Sharpnack didn't know what he was getting into when he accepted this job.

Personally, I'm very happy for him and his family.  And, I'm happy for the men and women of the CMPD and the residents of this city.  Rob Sharpnack knows what this department has been in the past, knows the men and women of the department and knows what they are capable of.  The big question I have is, will the council majority and CEO Tom Hatch give him the tools to do the job necessary to keep this community safe?  Will he be permitted to bring the department back to the once-lofty stature it held only a few years ago?  Only time will tell.

So, congratulations to Chief Rob Sharpnack, who takes that position on June 28th.  We, the residents of this great city, will be pulling for you...

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Anonymous Teresa Drain said...

Congratulations, Chief Sharpnack! I wish you well. Your community needs repair, your resources are scarce, and there is a dearth of support from the majority of electeds and executives at 77 Fair Drive.

I continue to pray for you, and all of our officers and safety personnel: be safe, be well, and be strong.

5/28/2015 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Rob will be an outstanding Chief. He is ethical and has a great long term work history. The City is fortunate to have such a quality person to help lead the department to rebuild.

5/28/2015 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

Thank you for stepping up Rob Sharpnack. You are greatly appreciated.

5/28/2015 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

Thank you for stepping up Rob Sharpnack. You are greatly appreciated.

5/28/2015 04:23:00 PM  

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