Tustin’s Deputy Chief retires after 31-year successful career in policing


Deputy Chief Jeff Blair was only 20 when starting out as a patrol officer for the Tustin Police Department. At the time, Blair was the youngest sworn member of the department. Thirty-one years later, Blair is calling it a career, after making an impact every step of the way and advancing through the ranks as an investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and deputy chief. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the wake of nationwide high-profile in-custody deaths and accompanying civil unrest, this is not the retirement Blair envisioned. “I feel sad more than anything else under the circumstances,”…

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