Oceanside Police Chief Fred Armijo is retiring after 34 years with the city, officials have announced. Armijo will leave the job on April 1.
“I am very proud to have worked in the city I grew up in and am honored to have finished my career as Oceanside’s police chief,” Armijo said. “Our department has so many great people doing outstanding work. We have a solid group of leaders and I am confident they will continue to build an even better department for our community.”
Over the past three and a half decades, Armijo has worked as a lifeguard, police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, SWAT commander, captain and chief — a job he assumed in 2021.
The city is actively searching for a new chief. The Applications are set to close on March 7.