Carlsbad Names New Police Chief

The City of Carlsbad has named a new police chief.

Neil Gallucci, an officer with the Carlsbad Police Department for 25 years, was picked for the post after serving as interim chief the past seven months.

The naming of the new police chief came after the retirement of former Police Chief Gary Morrison.

Gallucci started his law enforcement career in 1987 in Long Beach before joining the Carlsbad Police Department three years later. He rose through the ranks from an officer to serving as a police captain for six years before being named interim chief.

The city’s police chief oversees 162 full-time employees and a $32.8 million annual budget.

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