Interim City Manager
John Sibley has appointed Captain Kevin Childe to serve as the Interim Police
Chief effective June 2.
Captain Childe was hired by the Fountain Valley Police Department in
September 1990 as a Recruit at Golden West Police Academy, and he started his
career as a Police Officer on October 20, 1990.
He has worked Patrol,
Detectives, as well as, a member of the FVPD Color Guard and SWAT Team. For over 5 years he and his K-9 partner Hank
patrolled Fountain Valley, responsible for numerous apprehensions and drug
busts. He was promoted to Captain in
2004 and has assumed command of both the Patrol Division and Support Services
Division. Captain Childe is also a
recipient of the Department’s Medal for Courage for rescuing a stranded
resident during a structure fire.
He is actively involved
in the California Police Officers Association, providing leadership training to
Police Officers throughout the State. He
was an Instructor at Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center for
over a decade to many Police Officers throughout Orange and Los Angeles
Counties. He is a graduate of POST
Command College, POST Executive Development and the West Point Leadership
Program. He has a Bachelor of Science
degree in Vocational Education-Law Enforcement and a Master of Science degree
in Emergency Services Management from Long Beach State.
Police Chief Dan Llorens retired on June 1 with the Fountain Valley Police
Department and began his new career as the Assistant Police Chief with the Los
Angeles World Airports Police Department.