Assemblymember Gloria’s Statement on Nomination of David Nisleit as new San Diego Police Chief

Thursday, February 1, 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), a former San Diego City Councilmember, City Council President and Interim Mayor for the City of San Diego, released the following statement today on the nomination of Assistant Chief David Nisleit to be the new police chief for the City of San Diego:

Assistant Chief Dave Nisleit and I have worked together for years. He is hardworking, honest, and fair. I trust him and believe that he will do an excellent job as San Diego’s next chief of police.

“I have spoken with Dave and he is committed to being a chief of police that collaborates with the community, seeks neighborhood input, and builds partnerships with stakeholders. In addition, I believe he will have the support of the Department’s rank and file which is critical for boosting morale, filling vacant positions, and taking the Department to the next level.

“The City Council was right to conduct a national search. That search has yielded an excellent candidate deserving of the City Council’s confirmation. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the years ahead.”