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Captain Christopher McDonald is Mission Viejo’s new top cop

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The City of Mission Viejo has selected Captain Christopher McDonald as its new Chief of Police Services.

"I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve the residents of Mission Viejo.” Captain McDonald said. “I look forward to working with the community and continuing to provide the City with excellent law enforcement services."

Captain McDonald joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in 1999. In his time with the Sheriff’s Department, he has served in Custody Operations, Patrol Operations, and in Investigations at the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC) and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

As a supervisor, Captain McDonald worked in Custody Operations, the Crime Analysis Bureau, and as a patrol supervisor in the City of Stanton. Additionally, he has served an ancillary duty as part of the Crisis Negotiation Team. Most recently, Captain McDonald served as a Lieutenant at the Theo Lacy Facility, overseeing daily operations and special projects.

Captain McDonald has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from National University.

He begins serving the City of Mission Viejo on Friday.


Submitted by Nonny Kristina… on Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:07 am


Welcome aboard Captian McDonald..

You got a great town to lead, and enthusiasm with its people.

My biggest concern is the loud exhaust from motorcycle and cars as they race through Marguerite and La Paz. Especially late at night.

You stop that, warm cookies will be on your desk.

Thanks.. feel free to drop in anytime

Nonny Kristina Bailey.

Submitted by Kirsten Andersen on Fri, 05/20/2022 - 4:32 pm


Mission Viejo is a beautiful community live in.
Thank you Captain mc Donald for your service . You are a blessing to our community, to our state and country of USA.
We need you and admire you .
A true inspiration of goodwill , discipline and self control.
Kirsten and John Andersen.
Residents since 1968.

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