Tuesday, April 27, 2010

San Diego Port Gets New Top Cop

Brainerd, Minn., Police Chief John Bolduc has been named the new Chief of Harbor Police with the Unified Port of San Diego.

Bolduc, a Twin Cities-native and 24-year police veteran, will take over the 140 officer and 20 civilian staff member department in San Diego on May 14. The San Diego harbor police are overseen by the port's board of commissioners and have jurisdiction in five cities: Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego.

In addition to serving nine years as police chief of Brainerd, Bolduc also previously served three years as chief of police for the city of Mora, Minn.

"In the 33 years I've been on the Brainerd City Council, to me I've never had a finer police chief," Brainerd Mayor James Wallin told the Brainerd Dispatch. "Our loss is their gain, of course, but at least we had him for nine years. He made the department what it is today and I'm very thankful we had him for nine years."