Mark Matsuda has been named chief of the Torrance Police Department, where he has worked since 1987, it was announced today.
Matsuda, who rose through the ranks as a sergeant, lieutenant, captain and deputy chief, will receive his new chief's badge at next Tuesday's City Council meeting, according to City Manager LeRoy J. Jackson.
Matsuda, who lives in Torrance, was chosen from among six internal applicants.
Matsuda had been serving as interim chief since Chief John Neu's retirement in January.
He graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 1987 and was recognized as an honor cadet. The married father of three received his bachelor of arts degree from Chapman University and earned a master's degree in 2007.
--City News Service