The City of Signal Hill announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael S. Langston as its next chief of police. Langston served as police captain in the Field Operations Division for the city of Turlock for more than three years and held the position of second in command to the chief. Prior to his tenure in Turlock, Langston served as a division commander, sergeant, detective and officer during his 19-plus years with the City of San Fernando.
“With over 23 years of law-enforcement experience, Chief Langston brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will ensure the continued high level of public safety service that the residents and businesses of Signal Hill have come to expect and appreciate,” said Signal Hill Mayor Larry Forester.
Langston has both a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of La Verne. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation–National Academy and possesses a management certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Langston has focused on developing strong community partnerships with various agencies, including: California State University, Stanislaus; the local school district; chamber of commerce, and downtown property owners association; and a number of local public service agencies.
“I am honored and privileged to be joining the City of Signal Hill and look forward to serving alongside the men and women of the Signal Hill Police Department,” Langston said. “Signal Hill has a great history and tradition of providing exceptional public service, and I am excited about serving the community.”