After a public safety career spanning twenty-eight years, the last twelve with the Mountain View Police Department, Police Chief Scott Vermeer announced Tuesday he has accepted an executive position with Security Industry Specialists (SIS). “I want to thank my Mountain View police family, the City of Mountain View, and the community for an outstanding experience as Chief that has exceeded all my expectations,” stated Chief Vermeer. “The personnel of MVPD lead locally and nationally on many issues and enjoy a wonderful partnership with our community. I move on to the next chapter in my career so proud of an organization that sets the standard for police professionalism.” Chief Vermeer started his career with the Redwood City Police Department in 1986. He promoted through the ranks in Redwood City to the rank of Captain. In March of 1999, he accepted the position of Chief of Police for the City of Menlo Park. In January of 2002, Vermeer then joined MVPD where he continued his community oriented leadership and team focus. Quotations on Chief Vermeer’s announcement: “Chief Vermeer’s leadership is the perfect mix of diplomacy and directness and we will miss him greatly. He has made a huge impact in our community.” -Maria Marroquin, Executive Director for the Day Worker’s Center “Chief Scott Vermeer is the consummate professional. His focus on the community, and more specifically what he has done to positively change Mountain View, is nothing short of remarkable. Through Scott’s efforts supporting programs like MVPAL, community policing, school resource officers and the summer Dreams and Futures, we have seen at least a fifty percent reduction in juvenile public safety issues over my eight years as MVLA superintendent. Quite simply, I have never worked with anyone better in fostering a positive school-public safety team.” -Dr. Barry Groves, Superintendent Mountain View Los Altos High School District “Chief Vermeer has been an exceptional Chief for the past twelve years and a key advisor to me for the past three. His level of service and commitment to the Mountain View community will be challenging to replace.” -Dan Rich, Mountain View City Manager “Chief Scott Vermeer has been an exceptional police chief in the communities he has served, and a leader to numerous police chiefs throughout the state during his tenure. The law enforcement profession has benefitted greatly from his experience, innovation, and vision. While he will certainly be missed, we wish him the very best in his new endeavor serving in the private sector.” -Chief Christopher Boyd, President, California Police Chiefs Association “It is with great pleasure, and significant excitement that I welcome Scott Vermeer to the executive team of SIS. Scott will be joining the leadership team of SIS officially in mid-August after a distinguished 28 year career in law enforcement, most recently as the Chief of the Mountain View Police Department. Scott brings an extraordinary amount of experience to SIS and is recognized as one of California’s preeminent law enforcement executives. His unique perspective and experience is a welcome addition as we look to continue to evolve and mature as an organization. I am confident that Scott will have an immediate impact to SIS, our executive team, and our clients.” -John Spesak, President/CEO Security Industry Specialists, Inc. Chief Vermeer’s last day as Mountain View Police Department’s Chief will be August 3, 2014.
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