Police Chief Engles Buckles Under Pressure

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His department has been pounded by a steady drumfire of public comments, criticism, complaints and threats about salaries, benefits, job security and possible city bankruptcy. All that has made it difficult to recruit officers to fill the three vacant positions on the force.

“I’m not the guy to carry on,” Engles said.

“oh it’s too hard” Same things echoed by quitter Jim Colon-Jello. The city has to quit hiring people that are in the sunset of their life and hire people that want to work.

Police Chief Engles Buckles Under Pressure

Hold The Door! Police Chief Wants Out, Too

I don’t think there are good days ahead . .

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Engles’ resignation announcement comes just two weeks after Mayor Dan Cort announced his intention to resign by the end of this month. Former City Manager Jim Colangelo retired in January and Wiseman has been performing those duties while the City Council continues efforts to try and recruit a new chief executive officer for the city.

No selection has been made.

Hold The Door! Police Chief Wants Out, Too

Darius Engles Is The New P.G. Police Chief

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.

Darius Engles Is The New P.G. Police Chief