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City of Mission Viejo selects Captain Christopher McDonald as Chief of Police Services


MISSION VIEJO, Ca. (May 19, 2022): The City of Mission Viejo has selected Captain Christopher McDonald as its Chief of Police Services.

"I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve the residents of Mission Viejo.” Captain McDonald said.  “I look forward to working with the community and continuing to provide the city with excellent law enforcement services."

Captain Christopher McDonald joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1999. In his time with the Sheriff’s Department, he has served in Custody Operations, Patrol Operations, and in Investigations at the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC) and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

As a supervisor, Captain McDonald worked in Custody Operations, the Crime Analysis Bureau, and as a patrol supervisor in the City of Stanton.  Additionally, he has served an ancillary duty as part of the Crisis Negotiation Team.  Most recently, Captain McDonald served as a Lieutenant at the Theo Lacy Facility, overseeing daily operations and special projects. 

Captain McDonald has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from National University. 

Captain McDonald will begin serving the City of Mission Viejo on Friday, May 20.

Captain MacDonald