Local boomerang makes chief.
Darius Engles, 51, who graduated from Pacific Grove High School in 1973, replaced Carl Miller, who retired Friday after 30 years with the department. He had served as chief since 2003.
Engles attended Monterey Peninsula College and then California State University-Sacramento, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He worked in the Sacramento area as a police officer for 10 years before returning to the Peninsula in 1985.