Pacifica Police Chief Daniel Steidle

Pacifica Police Chief Daniel Steidle works in his office on Thursday. He has given notice, announcing that he is leaving the city for an opportunity in Texas.

The Pacifica Police Department is marking the end of an era as Chief Dan Steidle announced his retirement from the department on Thursday. After serving within the department for 29 years, his last day will be July 1.

Steidle has taken a job as a captain at the larger Richardson, Texas, Police Department. Pacifica City Manager Kevin Woodhouse said the city would be announcing an interim chief soon and was beginning the process of recruiting a permanent leader of the department.

City officials say

City officials say they will soon name an interim police chief to take over when longtime Chief Dan Steidle leaves. He is resigning the office effective July 1.

Clay Lambert is the editorial director for Coastside News Group. After years working at regional daily newspapers, he began as editor of the Half Moon Bay Review in 2004.

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