The City of Dana Point is welcoming a new Chief of Police on August 30 2019
Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) Lt. Kirsten Monteleone will assume the duties of Dana Point’s Chief of Police on August 30 2019.
Current Dana Point Chief of Police Margie Sheehan will be transferring to the position of Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes Executive Aide on August 30 2019.
Mark Denny commented that, ” “Lt. Sheehan has been a tremendous asset to Dana Point and she will be missed. Her dedication to the community was evident in all she did.”
“We wish her the very best as she moves up into the Sheriff’s Office and congratulate her for taking on more leadership responsibility in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.”
Dana Point’s new Chief of Police, OCSD Lt. Kirsten Monteleone is 24-year veteran of law enforcement.
Her previous experience in Dana Point includes patrol operations and serving as the Administrative Deputy. She has worked in a variety of operational assignments including court operations, corrections, field training bureau and Strategy Accountability Focus Evaluation (SAFE) Division. Monteleone holds a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Management from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton.
Monteleone is a OCSD Gold Star Recipient and a Recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Hero Award.
Dana Point City Manager expressed confidence in Lt. Monteleone’s “ability to exceed Dana Point’s expectations for leadership of our police force.”
Denny explained that Lt. Monteleone’s “previous experience in Dana Point will serve her well, as will her drive and professionalism.”
To learn more about Dana Point’s Public Safety Program please visit The City of Dana Point