Tom Gazsi, From Newport Beach Police Explorer to Costa Mesa Police Chief

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Costa Mesa's newly announced police chief began his flirtation with law enforcement as a Newport Beach police explorer in the early 1970s.

A 27-year veteran of NBPD, most recently as a captain, Tom Gazsi was named Costa Mesa's top cop earlier today.

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Gazsi replaces Steve Staveley, who was interim chief for a couple months before resigning via a scathing letter. See Chasen Marshall's:

Staveley replaced Christopher Shawkey, who resigned in March. He'd been on paid administrative leave since November, when allegations about his time spent at police headquarters and misuse of a gasoline card surfaced.

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What ever happened to the guy from La Habra that was going to take over? They took a Captain from Zooport Bitch to be a Chief in Costa Mesa? I guess they could not find a more qualified chief that will cowtow to the bullies on the board...

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