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Police Chief Rob Castro to Take Over as Chief of Glendale

Glendale City Council voted Castro as their next police chief Tuesday afternoon.

Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro has been chosen to lead the city of Glendale's police department.

Castro was introduced as the city's next police chief at the Oct. 22 Glendale City Council Meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The decision was made earlier in the day during Glendale's closed session meeting.

Castro reportedly has been going through the process with Glendale for roughly a month or so, said Tim Staab, captain of the Glendora Police Department.

Castro will replace outgoing Glendale Police Chief Ron de Pompa.

An alumni of Azusa Pacific University, Castro was chosen to head the Glendora Police Department in January 2011.

“As chief, I want to try to shape the future of policing in Glendora by reducing alcohol and drugs use, improving the flow of traffic and reaching out to the homeless community,” Castro said in a 2011 article from APU's student newspaper, The Clause.

Castro began his career with Glendora Police almost 30 years ago.

Castro will take over Glendale's post Dec. 16, officials said.
CK October 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Kids are all jacked up, traffic sucks, the bums are out of control and getting beat and murdered! Looks he failed, why would Glendale pass up all of their cops for this guy??? Hopefully Yosemite Sam come out of retirement.
Bill C. October 23, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Let's see, the murders were the first in Glendora since 2009, the case was solved quickly and the suspect is in custody. Yet the bums are out of control, yeah right. Traffic does suck at times but as cities fight for tax dollars by bringing in more businesses to get their share of the consumer spending there's only so much any PD can do to alleviate traffic problems. You'll hear that same gripe in many SGV towns. As for kids, they'll always be a percentage that's jacked up because that's what teen years do to you but the article here about Glendora PD reaching out to parents to talk about youth issues shows they're trying right? What more do you want?
Bill C. October 23, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Rob Castro did a fine job and will be missed. I wish him well.
Anthony Macias October 23, 2013 at 01:17 AM
We are losing a Great Chief for the City of Glendora and I wish him well. Glendale is very lucky to have him lead their Police Dept
Leon October 23, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Has Tim Staab been named the new Captain?
Mikey's Mom October 23, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Congratulations! Great job -
Annie B. October 23, 2013 at 01:28 PM
He will be missed. As for CK's comment about the kids being jacked up in Glendora, I hardly think Mr. Castro is at fault for that. His kids are awesome!
Virgil October 23, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Not since Chief Posey has the department morale been so high. Chief Castro rose through the ranks and each step was by no accident. He prepared himself well for advancement, served the community with dedication and a leader above all. He is respected not by title but by the ole fashioned way. He earned it. Congratulations to Chief Castro. History is on the side of Glendale PD when in 1968 Glendora PD Chief Duane Baker left for Glendale.
Ryan October 24, 2013 at 01:06 AM
Congratulations Chief Castro! :) Best of luck to you in your future law enforcement endeavors.
Lois M. Shade October 24, 2013 at 08:52 AM
Glendora is losing one of the best we've ever had. I wish him all the best and hope Glendale knows how lucky they are.
TC November 07, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Chief Castro is the perfect example of what a leader is! He leads by example and always makes time for any of his Officers. He truly is the best and I wish him well in this new phase of his career. Glendale is so lucky to have this man representing and leading their organization. He will be missed!!
Josh Betta November 07, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Castro is all class. Among the best in California. CK, you're an internet weirdo hiding behind bitter, anonymous postings.

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