June 2, 2017

Retiring Police Chief Vogel Receives Memorable Farewell

Members of the Santa Cruz community and leadership turned out to this week to pay tribute to Chief Vogel. He was presented with numerous plaques and a commemorative badge to honor his time and achievements at the Santa Cruz Police Department.
"It's been my honor and privilege to serve the City of Santa Cruz,” said Chief Vogel.

To show their appreciation for more than three decades of dedicated service to the community, the department's officers gave him a send-off Thursday afternoon when he left his office for the final time.

The traditional "walk-out" when he left headquarters included a broadcast radio sign off duty for the last time. SCPD also presented Chief Vogel with the flag that flew on his last day.
Click here for Chief Vogel’s final radio log off with a photo montage. 
"It has been an amazing journey working with our community. I am honored to have worked alongside the dedicated and brave officers at the Santa Cruz Police Department.”- Chief Vogel