Fire and Police Departments to Get Their Own Chiefs - Mill Valley

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The Mill Valley City Council is changing the management structure of the local police and fire departments. For the last twenty years, both departments have been overseen by a single public safety chief. Now each department will get its own chief. The position Public Safety Chief has always been held by the police chief. This presented morale problems for the fire department because, even though their battalion chiefs were in charge of daily operations, their career ladder lacked the final rung with the chief title. The recent retirement of public safety chief Bob Ritter has given the city council an opportunity to examine the change.