The City of Moorpark is going to be getting a new Police Chief.
Captain Steve Wade will take over as the city’s top cop in January. Wade has been with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for more than three decades, and currently heads the Investigations Bureau, and the Special Enforcement Unit in Thousand Oaks. The Sheriff’s Department serves as the police department for Moorpark, through a contract with the city.
After five years as Chief, Captain Ron Nelson is going to be shifting to another position within the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Wade will have tough shoes to fill, with crime in Moorpark dropping by more than a third under Nelson’s leadership.