For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Christine Daniel , Deputy City Manager , (510) 981-7002


Berkeley, California (Friday, January 15, 2010) - The City of Berkeley is pleased to announce the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed Police Chief Michael K. Meehan on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.  The ceremony will be held at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, located at 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley. City Clerk Deanna Despain will administer the oath of office. 

Chief Meehan was chosen for the position after an extensive nationwide recruitment and interview process.  He was formerly a Police Captain with the Seattle Police Department, where he served for more than 23 years. The Berkeley City Council unanimously approved his selection during their November 10, 2009 Council meeting.  

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and a reception to follow in the lobby of the Coffeehouse.