Chief of Police, Anaheim Police Department
Chief Cisneros began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a detective and police officer with the Long Beach Police Department. In 2010 he became a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, and from 2010 to 2015, Chief Cisneros served as chief of the Huntington Park Police Department in the county of Los Angeles. He then went on to lead the University of California, Irvine, Police Department as chief from 2015 to 2018 before becoming the 36th chief of the Anaheim Police Department. Chief Cisneros leads Orange County’s largest city police department and oversees nearly 600 employees, including more than 400 sworn personnel.
Chief Cisneros was appointed by the Anaheim City Council. Typically, police chiefs serve at the pleasure of the city council, mayor, or city manager, though in few instances the chief of police is elected. A chief of police typically serves as long as city leadership or the chief chooses, although a few cities appoint chiefs to limited terms.