City of West Covina to Hold Community Outreach Meeting for Selection of New Chief of Police
On Tuesday, April 25, the City of West Covina will hold a special meeting to solicit input from residents and businesses regarding the recruitment of a new Chief of Police. The current Chief, David Faulkner, will be retiring later this year. The meeting provides a rare opportunity to participate in the process of selecting a new Chief who will honor and uphold the Second Amendment rights of West Covina residents.
Last September, Councilman Mike Spence introduced a resolution that defined “good cause” for the issuance of a CCW permit as the “need or desire to defend one’s family, business or self,” and directed Chief Faulkner to issue permits accordingly. That resolution was later adopted on a 3-2 vote. But because the resolution was not legally binding, Chief Faulkner completely ignored the City Council’s decision, and to this day refuses to issue CCW permits to law abiding West Covina residents.
But now that he is retiring, law-abiding gun owners have a chance to make their voices heard, and demand the City respect the rights of residents by hiring a new Chief who respects the Constitution. We urge all of our members who are able to attend Tuesday’s meeting and participate in the discussion.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. in the Cameron Park Community Center,
located at 1305 E. Cameron Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790.
For more information about this meeting, including how to submit comments should you be unable to attend in person, you can contact Tom Brokosky, Director of Human Resources for the City of West Covina, via email at [email protected].