Interim City Manager Carlos Martinez announced Tuesday, Nov. 4, the appointment of Albert Pardini as the new police chief of the East Palo Alto Police department, according to a city of East Palo Alto press release.
Pardini, who comes to East Palo Alto from the San Francisco Police Department where he served for 32 years, will start on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
"East Palo Alto's new Chief Albert Pardini brings a remarkably wide range of law enforcement experience to the community," Martinez said in the press release. "We're confident that with his proven leadership and outstanding record of success, he'll generate new and effective solutions to the challenges we face."
Pardini said "as a law enforcement professional, reaching out and engaging youth has always been a priority for me."
"Such early intervention can have dramatic positive effects that's an area of focus that will get long-term results," Pardini said in the release. "I'm excited to join this great team, to build upon the impressive reputation of the East Palo Alto Police Department, and to work with the people of this city to reach our shared objectives for a safer, more secure and healthy community."
Pardini has held several leadership roles including his present assignment as the commanding officer of the patrol division at San Francisco International Airport Bureau, according to the release.
In 2010, Pardini served as the interim assistant chief of police in San Francisco.
Pardini has an associate's degree in administration of justice from City College of San Francisco and a bachelor's degree in human services from Notre Dame De Namur University.