Berkeley police chief announces retirement

March 18, 2009 10:21:11 AM PDT
Berkeley officials are looking for candidates to head up the police department after Chief Douglas Hambleton announced his retirement.

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After four years as Berkeley's chief, Hambleton said he would retire this summer.

Before being named police chief, the 55-year-old Hambleton spent more than three decades working a number of assignments in the department.

He took over as chief in March of 2005.

Berkeley now joins several other Bay Area police departments that are currently searching for a new chief.

Oakland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, South San Francisco and San Francisco City College are also trying to fill openings for police chief.

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