Dave Hober was appointed as the twenty-second Chief
of the Monterey Police Depart. (MPD) on July 15, 2015. Dave was hired by the MPD in February 2015, as the Assistant Chief of Police.
Dave started his law enforcement career in 1988, with the San Jose Police Department (SJPD). Dave worked various assignments as an officer and sergeant which included; Patrol, Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), Mobile Emergency Response Group & Equipment (MERGE), Field Training Officer (FTO), Vice, Assaults, Robbery, Street Detective, Internal Affairs, Chief’s Adjutant and as a Tactical Negotiator. In 1996, Dave left the SJPD, graduated from the FBI Academy (NAC 96-18) and served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 14 months before returning to the SJPD. As a lieutenant, Dave was a patrol watch commander and subsequently commanded the VCET/HMU/Air Support units and the Criminal Intelligence/Vice units. As a captain, Dave's assignments included commanding a Bureau of Investigations Division and being assigned to represent the City of San Jose on a regional federal funding consortium. As a Deputy Chief, Dave commanded three of the four bureaus of the SJPD; Investigations, Technical Services and the Bureau of Field Operations.
Dave holds a bachelors degree in Political Science and dual graduate degrees in Public Administration and Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University. Dave is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, hosted by PERF (Class 44).
Dave and his wife have three children and live on the Monterey Peninsula. Dave grew up and went to school in Santa Cruz County. Dave’s mother’s family came to Northern California in the 1840s.
Bill has been with the Department since 1989. He was born and raised in Monterey. During the first half of his career, Bill worked a number of different assignments, to include patrol, field training, and in the Investigations Division, where he spent many years.
Promoted to sergeant in 2006, Bill handled several different supervisory positions including Patrol, Field Training, Personnel and Recruitment, and Investigations. He was also the sergeant for the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT). Bill has been a member of the regional Special Response Unit (SRU) since its inception in 2009, currently serving as the SRU Commander.
In 2015, Bill was promoted to Lieutenant, initially serving as the Patrol Division Commander, and then the Commander of the Investigations Division and PRVNT. In 2017, Bill was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police, overseeing the Operations Division of the department. Bill is also active in the Monterey Peninsula Homeless Exchange, a group of local police agencies and social service providers that meet monthly to actively work together to address the specific issues and needs of the homeless on the Peninsula.
Mike has been with the Department since 2005. He was born and raised in San Jose. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Mike has worked a number of assignments, to include: patrol, field training, and investigations. Promoted to sergeant in 2012, Mike handled several different supervisory positions including: patrol, investigations, and personnel and recruitment. He was also the sergeant and Acting Commander for the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT).
In 2016, Mike was promoted to Lieutenant, where he serves in the Patrol Division.
Ethan has been with the Department since 2006. He has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Chico and a Master's Degree from Golden Gate University San Francisco. During the first half of his career, Ethan worked a number of different assignments, to include patrol, Community Action Team, and in the Investigations Division.
Promoted to sergeant in 2014, Ethan handled several different supervisory positions including patrol and Community Action Team. Ethan has also been a member of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Special Response Unit SWAT team since its inception in 2009, currently serving as a tactical commander.
In 2017, Ethan was promoted to Lieutenant, where he serves in the Special Operations Division. Ethan is currently assigned as the commander for the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT).
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Karen has been with the Department since 2007. She started as an Executive Assistant and has been in her current position since May 2012, moving up to Senior Analyst in October 2017. Karen currently manages the Operations Division. She also oversees taxi and massage permits, the department budget, grants, and the Police facility.
Karen holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Professional Studies and a Master's degree in Public Administration.