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City of Calexico votes new police chief

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The Calexico Interim Police Chief is now the full-time leader of the department.

Armando Orozco was officially named the new police chief by the Calexico City Council on Wednesday.

The council voted four to one in favor of Orozco taking over the position. 

The newly appointed police chief says he hopes to bring new changes to the department. 

“Bring in more police officers… Providing more services to the citizens and figuring out how to fund those services which is a big aspect to it… I obviously want to put more officers on the streets to provide services… And investigations put more officers in the schools… Put a traffic unit out to you know patrol the city and make sure people are driving right and other special assignments," shared Armando Orozco, Police Chief of the Calexico Police Department.

Calexico has filled the full-time police chief role with interims for more than two years. Orozco is the first full-time police chief since 2021.

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