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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Anaheim Police Department Appoints Dan Cahill


The Anaheim Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Cahill to the newly created second Deputy Chief position in a ceremony held this morning in the City Council Chambers. Deputy Chief Cahill was recently selected for the position after his outstanding performance during a highly competitive process of candidates throughout the State of California.

Deputy Chief Cahill began his law enforcement career at the Orange Police Department where he has worked since 1991. Holding numerous assignments as an officer, sergeant, and lieutenant prior to being promoted to captain in 2007, his most recent commands have included assignments in the Field Services, Investigative Services, and Administrative Services Divisions. Well regarded for his extensive experience and accomplishment in Orange County policing, Deputy Chief Cahill brings with him the strong working relationships he has developed throughout the region.

In addition to his law enforcement duties, Deputy Chief Cahill has taught at both the Fullerton College Police Academy and Golden West College Police Academy. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Orange County and the California P.O.S.T. Committee on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

Deputy Chief Cahill holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Fullerton. He has attended executive leadership courses at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Gettysburg Leadership Institute.

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