News release from the City of Aliso Viejo:
Sgt. David (DJ) Haldeman will leave Aliso Viejo Police Services after seven years for a new assignment at the Orange County Sheriff's Department's Harbor Patrol Marine Operations Bureau. His last day on the job is September 19.
Sgt. Haldeman is a 26-year Sheriff's veteran who has worked various assignments and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2002. He's been Aliso Viejo's administrative sergeant in City Hall since 2007 and has been instrumental in helping Police Services manage the budget and analyze crime statistics. He's also helped recruit some of the most qualified deputies in South Operations to work this City.
Sgt. Haldeman is credited with launching the volunteer Police Assistance Liaison Services (PALS) Program, helping the police chief in finding creative solutions to budget challenges and implementing a Narcotic K-9 Detection Deputy (reserve) position in Aliso Viejo. Sgt. Haldeman has also served as the acting chief of police in the lieutenant's absence; the incident commander during many events; and he has supervised the Crime Prevention Program.
"Sgt. Haldeman has been an asset to this City and will be missed by members of police services, City staff and the community," said Lt. John MacPherson, Chief of Police Services. "We wish him all the best in his new assignment at Harbor Patrol Marine Operations Bureau."