City of Vernon California

The City of Vernon hires new Chief of Police Anthony Miranda

New Chief of Police will replace retiring Chief Daniel Calleros

Vernon, Calif. (June 12, 2017) - On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the Vernon City Council unanimously approved the City Administrator's recommendation to hire Irwindale Chief of Police Anthony Miranda to replace retiring Vernon Chief of Police Daniel Calleros.

"As a City, we have made impressive strides in recent years with more than 170 reforms. Retiring Chief Calleros has been a major contributor to our success and has set the bar high," explained City Administrator Carlos Fandino. "With a successful track history of accountability and reform, we are confident that Chief Miranda is the right person to build upon the Vernon Police Department's record of success."

"It's an honor to become a part of the exceptional public safety tradition at the Vernon Police Department. I spent 22 years in the Southeast Los Angeles area and I am excited to return," said Chief Miranda.

He continued, "My philosophy is 'the best way to predict the future is to create the future' and I look forward to the challenge of upholding the Vernon Police Department and the City of Vernon as a leader in the Southeast Los Angeles area."

With more than 25 years of public law enforcement experience, Chief Miranda currently serves as the Chief of Police for the City of Irwindale; a position he has held for three and a half years.

Chief Miranda's career includes an impressive record of achieving successful results in law enforcement management.  Under his leadership as the Chief of Police in the City of Irwindale and Acting Chief of Police for the City of Bell, Chief Miranda set a new standard for professional community-based law enforcement services and has led changes that have resulted in both Departments elevating their status as well-respected, professional law enforcement organizations.

Chief Miranda has been successful in building community relationships through his outreach efforts with residents and businesses within the neighborhoods he has served, as well as on a regional basis through charitable fundraising efforts involving law enforcement agencies throughout the County of Los Angeles.  In 2015, he founded the Pink Patch Project, a grassroots awareness project that blossomed into a national charitable organization which raises awareness for breast cancer. Last month, Miranda became the newest Board Member for Pacific Clinics, the largest behavioral and healthcare agency in Southern California. He is highly regarded by his peers in the law enforcement community and a recognized leader in the regional Police Chiefs Association.

Chief Miranda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, is nearing completion of his Master's degree in Public Administration, and holds both Management and Executive certifications from the California Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training.

We invite the community to join us as Chief Miranda is sworn-in as the City's next Chief of Police at the City Council Meeting of June 20, 2017.


About Vernon

The City of Vernon was founded in 1905 to create jobs in California. Vernon's 1,800 businesses create more than 105,000 jobs in the Los Angeles area – including 55,000 jobs within the city's 5.2-mile boundary. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation designated Vernon as California's 'Most Business Friendly City.' Vernon generates more than $330 million in state income and sales taxes, $1.1 billion in taxable spending. Vernon's businesses provide more than 4.4 billion is salaries and wages annually for workers in Los Angeles County. For more information, go to

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