UPDATE 3:30 p.m. in bold below:
Long Beach Police Chief Robert G. Luna has been elected to serve as the Western Region Representative for the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), a national association comprised of chiefs and sheriffs from the largest cities throughout the United States and Canada.
“I am honored to be elected to represent the Western Region for an organization that makes a difference in large communities across our nation.” Chief of Police Robert G. Luna said. “Serving in this role will increase our police department’s national profile and benefit our community through enhanced partnerships and engagement.”
Police Chief Luna joined the Long Beach Police Department almost 35 years ago, promoting through all areas of the Department, and was appointed Chief of Police on November 2014. As the Western Region Representative, Police Chief Luna will represent law enforcement agencies from 20 large cities in nine different states, being a voice for innovative ways of policing and 21st-century engagement.
“We have a dynamic Board and are excited to welcome Chief Luna,” said Houston Police Department Chief of Police and MCCA President Art Acevedo. “We look forward to his counsel and are fortunate to have such a thoughtful and dedicated member of the Major Cities Chiefs Association be part of our Executive team.”
The MCCA provides a unique forum for law enforcement chief executives from large cities to discuss common problems and share information and problem-solving strategies. The main purposes of the association are to impact national public policy on law enforcement matters, to encourage and sponsor research while enhancing the development of current and future leaders.
Police Chief Luna will serve in this role effective immediately and will conclude on December 31, 2020.