Skip to Content

Police chief last call, retires after more than 37 years

Soledad Police Dept./Facebook

Click here for updates on this story

    SOLEDAD, CA (KSBW) — Soledad Police police chief Eric Sills is hanging up his gun and badge after more than 37 years of service in law enforcement.

Sills spent nearly a decade on the central coast and 28 years in San Jose in various capacities.

Sills said he originally planned on doing only five years as Soledad’s top cop when he first took the job.

“I fell in love with the city, the community, the people I got to work with. I really enjoyed that,” Sills said of the tight-knit Soledad community after accepting two community awards at Wednesday’s city council meeting. “I didn’t have that in my 28 years in San Jose.”

It’s a team Sills calls a family. He says he’s leaving that family to spend more time with his other family.

Deputy Chief Damien Wasson will take over as interim chief until a replacement is found.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: Regional News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo



KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content