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News Release

Moreno Valley Welcomes New Police Chief

Captain John Salisbury Brings Years of MoVal Service

For immediate release: January 7, 2020

Captain John Salisbury

For newly appointed Moreno Valley Police Chief John Salisbury, the assignment is something of a homecoming. Salisbury served at Moreno Valley for seven years early in his 24-year career with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

"Chief Salisbury knows our community," said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. "And that's important, because every community is unique. Our deputies have the trust and support of residents and Chief Salisbury has been part of creating that relationship."

Salisbury, who since 2016 led the San Jacinto Sheriff's Station, served at Moreno Valley from 1998-2005, including as a patrol deputy and for five years as a member of Special Enforcement Team (SET) focusing on gang-related crime. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2005.

As a sergeant he worked assignments in Hemet and the San Jacinto Valley, on the Gang Task Force, and in Sheriff's Administration and Corrections. In 2014, Salisbury was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was assigned to the Corrections Division and the Supervised Electronic Confinement Program. He was recently promoted to his current rank of captain, and began serving as Moreno Valley Police Chief in December 2019.

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