City of Glendora Chief of Police Announces Retirement

Glendora, CA – After nearly 35 years of service with the City of Glendora, 34 years in the Glendora Police Department, Chief of Police Matthew Egan has announced his retirement from law enforcement.  His last day in office will be May 24, 2024.    

Chief Egan began his career with Glendora in 1989 with the Recreation Department before being hired as a Police Cadet in 1990.  He worked as a Jailer and Police Dispatcher before he was hired as a Police Officer in 1996.  During his law enforcement career, Chief Egan worked as a patrol officer, motor officer, traffic accident investigator, field training officer, detective, corporal, sergeant, and lieutenant before being promoted to captain in 2017, where he supervised the department’s leadership structure, developed and managed department policies, and managed the department budget.  Chief Egan was appointed as Interim Chief of Police in February of 2020 before being appointed permanent Chief of Police in September of 2020.  

Chief Egan maintained a focus on officer and professional staff development while emphasizing public safety, and community partnerships. Among his many accomplishments, Chief Egan was instrumental in the development of the City’s public safety efforts to combat homelessness, which included a dedicated Community Impact Team and full-time homeless liaison officer.  Chief Egan also focused heavily on the department’s succession plan which was aligned with the City’s strategic plan.  

“I’m going to miss the people.  It has been an honor to serve the Glendora community for over 30 years, and it will continue to be a very special place for me and my family,” commented Chief Egan.  “I have confidence in the people in our department to carry on providing purposeful professional public safety service to our community.  I look forward to enjoying more time with my family, to travel, reconnect with friends and enjoy retirement.”

Chief Egan is a graduate of Glendora High School, and holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.  He attended the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and holds a leadership certificate from the California Police Chiefs Association.  

 “The Glendora Police Department has continued to be an organization dedicated to serving the people of Glendora under the leadership of Matt Egan,” added Glendora Mayor Mendell Thompson.  “While we celebrate his well-earned retirement, all of us in the City and Glendora PD family will miss him greatly.”

“Chief Egan’s incredible leadership and personal investment in the Glendora community throughout the pandemic and beyond has been invaluable in helping us effectively navigate the challenges we’ve faced during his tenure as Chief,” noted Glendora City Manager Adam Raymond.

The appointment of the City’s new Chief of Police will be announced prior to Chief Egan’s last day in office.  

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