11/6/2020 City of Mountain View Media Release City of Mountain View
Office of the City Manager
500 Castro St., 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA 94039

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA RELEASE 110620-1
Subject :


Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel Announces Retirement
Contact : Lenka Wright
Chief Communications Officer
650-903-6615
Lenka.Wright@mountainview.gov

Chief Bosel to retire in December 2020 after nearly 40 years in public service

(Mountain View, Calif.) — Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel has announced his retirement after a 25-year career with the Mountain View Police Department. During his six-year tenure as Chief, the police department adopted its first Policing Plan that improved transparency and modeled President Barack Obama's 21st century policing pillars, implemented officer worn cameras, and became an early adopter of drug and alcohol diversion alternatives. His final day on the job is Dec. 26, 2020.

"This is a bittersweet decision but I am immensely grateful for a rewarding career and excited for the opportunity to pursue new adventures," stated Chief Bosel. "It has been an honor and privilege to have served alongside so many exceptionally talented and dedicated professionals and community members, in particular my colleagues here in the City of Mountain View and in the policing profession."

"Chief Bosel is a dedicated public servant who is deeply committed to the community, the police department, and the entire City organization. He has been a tremendous asset to the community and a critical member of our senior leadership team, especially as we responded to the coronavirus pandemic and social justice reforms together," said Kimbra McCarthy, City Manager. "His legacy will live on within the Mountain View Police Department as he fostered a caring, compassionate culture that's rooted in community-based policing. Chief Bosel will be sincerely missed."

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Alternate Contact(s)
Katie Nelson, Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator
policepio@mountainview.gov, 650-861-8556

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