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After 30 years with Costa Mesa PD, Capt. Keith Davis retires

by: Tony Dodero
Posted: January 12, 2021



COSTA MESA...On Dec. 21, 2020, the Costa Mesa Police Department said goodbye to Captain Keith Davis and wished him all the best on his well-deserved retirement after 30 years of service to the City of Costa Mesa.

In June 1991, Davis began his career with Costa Mesa and graduated the academy in December as a police officer. In 1995, he promoted to senior police officer.

As an officer, he worked a variety of assignments including Patrol Services, South Coast Plaza Detail, Narcotics with special assignment to the LA-HIDTA Task Force, and as a Crimes Against Persons detective.

In October 2004, Davis promoted to corporal and was a field training officer. In November 2005, he promoted to sergeant and held assignments as a supervisor in Patrol, Gang Unit, and Emergency Management.

In February 2013, Davis promoted to lieutenant and held positions as the Area 1 Commander and later the Telecommunications Bureau Commander. In December 2018, he was promoted and became the department’s Support Services Captain.

Throughout Captain Davis’ career, he has been an instrumental member of the department’s SWAT team, which began in 1998. As an officer he was a member of both the tactical and sniper units.

As a sergeant, he supervised over both the Tactical and Hostage Negotiations Teams. He also held the position of SWAT Commander as a sergeant and lieutenant. Photo:CMPD


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