Town Manager Rob Clark announced the appointment of Daniel Watson as Interim Police Chief of the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Watson will replace Chief Randy Schienle on July 5 and has signed an agreement to be the Interim Chief of Police for the duration of the next fiscal year. Watson has served as Police Chief of the City of South Pasadena for the past eight years. Prior to that he worked for the Los Angeles Police Department for 29 years where he rose to the rank of commander.
Retiring Chief Schienle and Watson have already met and are making plans for a smooth July transition. Schienle has served as Chief since 2007. “Chief Watson will bring a vast background of experience to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and will serve the department well,” Schienle said.
“I am looking forward to meeting and working with the members of the Police Department, the other members of the Town’s team, the Town Council, and the many stakeholders whom I know are passionate about the quality of life in Mammoth Lakes. My wife and I have already located a home and we’re anxious to make the move and become active members of the Mammoth Lakes community,” Watson said.