Former Santa Cruz Police Department officer Jerel Haley was just named as the new police chief in the city of Atascadero. Chief Haley began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Santa Cruz Police Department and during his tenure with us served as a Field Training Officer and member of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team. In addition, he was a detective for SCPD and a member of the Santa Cruz County Narcotic Enforcement Team (SCCNET).
Chief Haley comes to Atascadero from Santa Maria Police Department. He was chosen in a nationwide search.
You can read more about the appointment here.