The Culver City Police Department Tuesday announced a 16-year veteran of the force was appointed as the department’s 26th police chief.

The Culver City Council on Monday appointed Manuel Cid as chief of the CCPD, with four concilmembers voting in favor of his appointment and the fifth abstaining, according to a police statement.

Cid served as the acting and interim chief of the CCPD since June 2020 following the departure of former Police Chief Scott Bixby.

Cid holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Whittier College and a master’s degree in public administration and organizational leadership from National University. He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program and the FBI National Academy.

Cid attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Academy and joined the CCPD in 2005. He spent a few years as a patrol officer before he was assigned to the department’s Investigations Bureau, where he became a member Crime Impact Team and later represented CCPD at the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team major narcotics task force.

Cid was promoted to sergeant in 2012 and supervised the CCPD Gang Intelligence Unit, K-9 program and the Field Training Program. He was later assigned to command an enforcement group of the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime (L.A. Impact) Task Force, which is responsible for investigating large scale narcotics trafficking and money laundering organizations throughout the Southern California.

Cid was promoted to lieutenant in 2015 and served as a watch commander in CCPD patrol. He later served as and administrative lieutenant and executive officer working out of the Office of the Chief of Police.

He was promoted to captain in 2018 and led the CCPD Operations Bureau before switching to the department’s Administrations Bureau.

In addition to his role as CCPD chief, Cid serves as an executive board member for the L.A. Impact Task Force and as a member on the Los Angeles County Committee on Alternatives to Crisis Response. He is also a member of the California Police Chief’s Association, Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association and the FBI’s National Academy Associates.

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