The City of Hollister is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Dave Westrick to Police Chief. Captain Westrick has 23 years of law enforcement experience having worked previously in Los Banos and Redwood City. He is a 10 year veteran of the Hollister Police Department. Captain Westrick acted as interim-Police Chief for the City of Hollister from April of 2012 through December 31, 2012.

Captain Westrick has had career assignments in gang enforcement, grant writing, traffic, investigations, drug interdiction, budgeting, public information, training, and street crimes. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration.

Captain Westrick, his wife Liz, and their children, Gavin and Hailee, make their home in San Benito County. He is heavily involved with his family in local rodeo and 4H. He is also a member of the Homeless Coalition, Rotary International, and the 2-1-1 steering committee for the United Way of San Benito County.

City Manager Clint Quilter is quoted as saying, “Captain Westrick has demonstrated to me during my 9 years as City Manager a true commitment to the Department, to the City of Hollister and to the community as a whole. I have complete confidence in his ability to lead the Department into the future.”

The City also acknowledges Captain Carlos Reynoso who has performed competently and conscientiously in the role of interim-Chief since December 31, 2012. Captain Reynoso will continue to be a valuable and vital component of the Department management team.

Chief Westrick will assume his new duties on July 2, 2013.