Photo by Don Tardiff
LONG BEACH — At the Long Beach City Council meeting held Jan. 2, an item on the agenda initiated by Chief Flint Wright was the promotion of officer Casey Meling to Deputy Police Chief effective immediately.
Meling has often filled in as acting chief in the absence of Chief Wright and this promotion ensures continuity in the department’s leadership. The motion was unanimously approved by the city council.
Mayor Jerry Phillips and Chief Wright both commented that Meling has earned this promotion based on his dedication to the department.