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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Lake Elsinore gets new chief of police


Last updated 1/31/2019 at 5:54pm

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Capt. Michael Lujan will serve as chief of police for Lake Elsinore.

The city of Lake Elsinore has a new top cop.

Capt. Michael Lujan has taken over the role of chief of police for the city, from Capt. Daniel Anne who has moved to the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.

Lujan was introduced to residents during the Jan. 22 City Council meeting.

Lujan told the council and those in attendance that he has 29 years of experience including four years in corrections, nine years on patrol – with eight of those being in Lake Elsinore, and more than nine years with the central homicide unit.

"I am excited and ecstatic to be in Lake Elsinore," he said. "This is what I call home."

Lujan said the station where an officer is first assigned is always considered their home.

"I've returned where I've grown up as a deputy sheriff," he said. "I look forward to working with the city, along with our communities. Our residents are the most important people in the city and without them we cannot maintain our public safety and prosper as a city."

Lujan said he looked forward to working in Lake Elsinore and enhancing the professional relationships built between the city and his predecessor.

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