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Oceanside Police Chief announces retirement


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 2:41pm

OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Following a law enforcement career that spanned nearly four decades, Oceanside police Chief Frank McCoy will retire in October, city officials announced Thursday.

McCoy has headed the northern San Diego County police agency since January 2006, making him the longest-serving chief in the history of the department.

During the tenure of McCoy -- who once before stepped down from the post, only to assume it again six months later -- the seaside municipality enjoyed a 33% drop in overall crime and a 28% dip in violent offenses, according to the Oceanside City Manager's Of...

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