Gardena Police Department chief retires, interim chief appointed


GARDENA (CNS) – The Gardena Police Department announced tonight the retirement of Chief Thomas Kang after 37 years with the department and the appointment of Deputy Chief Mike Saffell as interim chief.

“I started as a Police Explorer and to retire as the Police Chief,” Kang tweeted. “What an amazing Journey! I’m truly grateful for the awesome opportunity to be (a part) of our outstanding organization!”

Kang was sworn in as Gardena’s chief on April 16, 2018.

Saffell is a 26-year veteran of the department.


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