Jim McDonnell sworn in as LB’s 25th chief of police

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Inspirational words and lofty goals moved like a gentle wind in the confines of the Terrace Theater last Saturday, bringing a sense of hope to the approximately 1,000 people who came to watch the swearing-in ceremony for Long Beach’s 25th chief of police– Jim McDonnell. Although the past couple of…

Quach appointed interim police chief

City Manager Patrick West has named Commander Billy Quach, a 22-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), to be interim police chief. Quach’s new role is effective Friday, Oct. 23 and will continue until West appoints a new chief to replace former Chief Anthony Batts, who recently resigned to lead the City of…

LBPD seeking public’s help in investigation of possible cop impersonator

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is currently investigating an individual believed to have impersonated a police officer and are asking for the public’s help. Recently, while investigating a domestic violence incident, officers made contact with the male suspect, who was subsequently arrested and his vehicle impounded. During the inventory search of the suspect’s vehicle,…