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National City police chief to take job in DA's office

Adolfo Gonzales. Photo courtesy of National City Police Department

National City Police Chief Adolfo Gonzales has accepted a position as chief of the San Diego County district attorney’s bureau of investigation.

Gonzales boasts more than 34 years of law enforcement and management experience, including eight years as National City’s chief of police and 26 years at the San Diego Police Department, three years of which he spent as assistant chief of police.

“Adolfo Gonzales has a stellar reputation in local law enforcement and brings proven management skills to his new position leading our more than 100 sworn peace officers,” said San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. “We’re very fortunate to have him join the District Attorney family, and I know we will benefit greatly from his experience in the years to come.”

The bureau of investigation is the law enforcement component of the district attorney’s office.

“I’m honored and proud to begin the next chapter of my career at such a prestigious and respected law enforcement organization,” Gonzales said. “Like District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, I am passionate about public safety and I am pleased to continue my public service at the D.A.’s office.”

Gonzales began his law enforcement career as a reserve police officer with the San Diego Police Department and consistently worked his way up the chain of command to detective, sergeant, lieutenant, commander, captain and eventually assistant chief of police.

He left the San Diego Police Department to take the chief of police position in National City in 2004. During that time, Gonzales has excelled in his role making community inroads, maintaining excellent relationships with staff and reducing crime by 25 percent over a four-year period.

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