Friday, July 09, 2010

Blog #40 - Town Hires New Police Chief

The Fairfax Town Council, in a unanimous vote, has selected Fairfax Sergeant Christopher Morin as their new Police Chief, replacing retiring Chief Ken Hughes. He will be taking over August 1, 2010.

Sergeant Christopher Morin, a twenty-seven year police veteran has spent that past ten years working for the Fairfax Police Department after serving previously for the San Rafael and Oakland Police Departments. Throughout his career he has served in a myriad of assignments from Patrol Officer, Criminal and Internal Affairs Investigator, Recruit Training Officer and Patrol Supervisor. For the past nine years he has served as Administrative Sergeant of Police, overseeing much of the daily operations of the Fairfax Police Department.

His personal and professional roots are here in the Ross Valley. His family has resided in San Anselmo and Fairfax since the early 1930’s. Chris was raised in San Anselmo, his father was a Fairfax Police Officer in the 1960’s and his grandfather was a San Anselmo Police Reserve Officer for thirty years dating back to the 1950’s.

Town Manager Michael Rock is looking forward to working with Sgt. Morin in his new role as police chief and values his leadership skills which will benefit the Town staff and entire community.

Council Member Weinsoff commented "Chief Morin's approach to community policing complements the work of retiring Chief Hughes and ensures that the excellent public safety Fairfax residents enjoy will continue under the leadership of our new Chief."

Mayor Lew Tremaine stated, “Chief Hughes leaves some very big shoes to fill after 39 years of service to the Town. Fairfax is lucky that Chris found his way to us ten years ago. His philosophy of community policing is perfectly in synch with Fairfax's values. The Council was very excited to appoint him as our new police chief”.