• PGPD Announces Retirement of Cdr. John Nyunt

    The Pacific Grove Police Department announced the retirement of 23-year veteran, Police Commander John Nyunt, effective November 23, 2013.

    Commander Nyunt has enjoyed a successful career that has spanned the ranks to commander. John Nyunt began his law enforcement career in 1990 as a graduate of het Sacramento Police Academy. In 1991, he was hired as a police officer by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Seeking additional experience and training, Officer Nyunt worked as a Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputy in 1999, before returning to the City of Carmel Police Department where he was promoted to Sergeant.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Sergeant Nyunt further established himself as a dynamic leader and manager, resulting in his being hired as a Commander with the Pacific Grove Police Department in 2007. As Commander, John Nyunt was selected by the Peninsula Chiefs of Police as the Tactical Commander for the Monterey Peninsula Regional Special Response Unit. Commander Nyunt also served as the Pacific Grove Interim Chief of Police in 2012.

    Known for his ready smile and infectious humor, John developed and trained numerous officers. He fostered a caring attitude that helped mold a close organizational culture, all the more difficult in a 24/7 department with personnel assigned to separate shifts. He was the coordinator of and a favorite instructor at the Pacific Grove Citizen’s Police Academy.

    Commander Nyunt is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and holds a graduate degree in Public Administration. He is also an adjunct professor at Chapman University and Monterey Peninsula College in the studies of Sociology and Administration of Justice.

    “We are indebted to Commander Nyunt for his vision, innovation, dedication and commitment to his chosen profession and to the communities he served,” said a Department spokesperson. “The City of Pacific Grove Police Department expresses its best wishes to Commander Nyunt as he enjoys this next chapter in his life.”


    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 13, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log


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