New San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman appoints 3 new assistant chiefs

SAN DIEGO - In her first major personnel moves, newly appointed San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman named three new assistant chiefs, the department announced Wednesday.

Captains Sarah Creighton, Todd Jarvis and Terry McManus will assume their new ranks on Saturday, according to SDPD spokesman Gary Hassen. The promotions will create an additional assistant chief position in the agency, Hassen said.

Creighton currently runs a wellness unit that offers counseling and other mental health aid to officers facing job-related stress or similar issues. Jarvis is head of the SDPD Mid-City Division, and McManus is in charge of all investigations.

The department's other assistant chiefs are David Ramirez, Mark Jones and Walt Vasquez. Ramirez is second in command of the agency.

Newly elected Mayor Kevin Faulconer named Zimmerman, a 31-year department veteran, as head of the SDPD on Feb. 26, following the retirement of 10 1/2-year Chief William Lansdowne. The City Council unanimously confirmed her appointment last week.

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