Chief George Turegano, Huron Police Department, California

Chief Turegano has been the Chief of Police for the City of Huron, California, since July 2012. He directs all law enforcement and public safety services for the city police department 24/7 365 days and is a full-service agency.

During Chief Turegano’s 45-year law enforcement experience he has worked as a police officer, supervisor and detective for the City of Capitola Police Department, in Capitola, California, the Presidio of Monterey Police Department in Monterey, California, the Cabrillo Community College Police Department, in Aptos, California, and the City of Watsonville Police Department, in Watsonville, California.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco, California, (Jesuits) and an Associate Science Degree in the Administration of Justice from the Cabrillo Community College, in Aptos, California.

He holds the Executive Certification awarded by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Chief Turegano was awarded the Officer of the Year in 2001 from the Presidio of Monterey, California Police and the ‘Chief George Turegano Public Safety Building’ was dedicated in his name by a City Council Resolution in February 2018.

Chief Turegano has worked with local farmers to develop and fund a Boys & Girls Clubs facility in Huron, California and continues to work with local farmers to fund youth employment programs and providing educational scholarships for students in the local rural community.

Over the years Chief Turegano has successfully obtained outside funding for the city’s police building infrastructure and for an Ambulance and Ambulance Facility. Being a true Animal Advocate, he worked with local farmers and others to fund an Animal Control Shelter & Kennel for his community.