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.
Former 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.