Commander Dave Murray will be Chief of Police
updated: Jan 06, 2017, 4:25 PM
Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Nature of Incident: New Chief of Police for City of Camarillo
Location: Camarillo, CA
Date & Time: 1-6-17 / 9:00 am
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff's Administration
Sheriff Geoff Dean, working with Camarillo City Manager Dave Norman is announcing that Commander Dave
Murray will be replacing Commander Chris Dunn on January 15, 2017, as the Camarillo Chief of Police.
Commander Dunn's commitment to public service extends beyond his work with the Sheriff's Office; he has
been a Navy reservist for over two decades. Commander Dunn is a Lieutenant Commander with the Navy and
currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of Naval Security Forces, Reserve Unit, Naval Base San Diego.
Shortly after Commander Dunn was selected as the Camarillo Chief of Police late last year, he received orders
from the Navy that he was being deployed to the Middle East. His deployment is scheduled to begin in June
and last for a year.
In an effort to maintain the highest level of consistent service to the residents of Camarillo, Sheriff Dean and
City Manager Norman selected Commander Murray to replace Commander Dunn. Commander Dunn will be
re-assigned as a Sheriff's Commander to our Support Services Division where he will over-see, Professional
Standards/Internal Affairs, Audits & Inspections, Academy, In-Service Training, Range Operations, and the
Peer Support Program until he leaves for his deployment.
Commander Murray has been a deputy with the Sheriff's Office since 1990. He has an extensive and diverse
background throughout the agency. Commander Murray has worked in Detention Services, Patrol Services,
and as a Recruit Training Officer at the Academy. He also worked in Professional Standards and served as the
Adjutant to the Undersheriff. As a manager, Commander Murray has been the Director of the Sheriff's
Training Center, worked as a patrol Watch Commander, managed the Court Services Bureau, as well as the
SWAT team and K-9 unit. Commander Murray is currently assigned to the Support Services Division where he
has oversight of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs, Audits & Inspections, Academy, In-Service Training,
Range Operations, and the Peer Support Program.
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