WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock High School graduate has been promoted to assistant police chief at the San Diego Police Department.
Chris McGrath graduated from Woodstock High School in 1982 and enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he served as a military police officer from 1983 to 1987. He has been with the San Diego Police Department for 29 years, according to a news release.
McGrath will oversee the neighborhood police command as part of his new role, which includes operational support; research analysis; property and evidence administration; special weapons and tactics; communications division work; and work with the critical incident management unit and information services.
McGrath also serves as a liaison for the San Diego Police Foundation and the chief’s community outreach advisory boards.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2002 at San Diego State University and received a master’s in public administration in 2004.
He has attended a California executive development program and graduated from the FBI National Academy.