Mike Moulton appointed El Cajon’s new police chief

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Earlier today, the City of El Cajon announced the appointment of Captain Mike Moulton as its next chief of police. He replaces Chief Jeff Davis who will retire on Sep. 12, 2019.

Moulton, 44, has worked for the El Cajon Police Department for the past 24 years. During his time with the El Cajon Police Department, Moulton has served in many valuable roles in the organization, providing him with a wide range of vital experience. Moulton has served as a captain since 2015, giving him a broad leadership perspective of the Department. During his tenure as a lieutenant, Moulton oversaw training, internal affairs, and served as a watch commander.   

As a sergeant, Moulton led a special operations unit, supervised the department’s SWAT team, and served as a Patrol Sergeant. He also worked as a detective and has community policing experience.

On the appointment, City Manager Graham Mitchell commented, “I have worked closely with Captain Moulton over the past two years. I value his community perspective on policing and I know he brings strong leadership and management skills to the department. He will work in a collaborative manner to address City issues.”

Moulton’s base annual salary will be $197,828.80 and he will begin serving in this new role on Sep. 13, 2019.