January 4, 2017

Craig Junginger, who has served as the interim administrator of the California City Police Department since November 28th, 2016 has completed his contract and has ended his service to the City effective January 3rd, 2017. We are grateful to Mr. Junginger for his assistance during a challenging time and wish him well in his future endeavors.

While California City Police Chief Eric Hurtado remains on administrative leave, the administrative duties at the Police Department will be performed by Lt. Frank Huizar, who will serve as acting Chief of Police.

Our responsibility to our community requires that we act deliberately and thoroughly to resolve any concerns regarding the integrity and professionalism of our Police Department. This important process cannot be abbreviated, and we are grateful to the men and women of our Police Department for their continued commitment to serving our community during this time.