Vicki Myers was sworn in as Seaside's Police Chief on December 13, 2010. Chief Myers emphasizes exceptional service through professionalism, integrity, honor, accountability, humanity, collaboration and transparency.
A native of the mid-Michigan area, Chief Myers served 21 years with Ingham County as an Animal Control Officer, Law Enforcement Deputy, Field Training Officer, Canine Handler and Trainer, Deputy with the Dive Team, Corrections, Law Enforcement Operations, and Administration. Prior to her appointment as Seaside’s Chief of Police, Chief Myers served as the Interim Chief of Police with the Mesa Police Department in Mesa, Arizona, where she also served as Division Commander and in the Office of Operations.
Highlights of Chief Myers formal education include a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northwood University in Michigan, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University, with honors. She is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Virginia, the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Academy in Virginia, the Leadership in Police Organizations program through the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Michigan Political Leadership Program from Michigan State University.
Chief Myers is committed to community involvement as is demonstrated by her history of community participation. She has served as the Campaign Chair and Co-Chair of the Mason Area United Way, President and Vice President of the Zonta Club of East Lansing Area Foundation, and as an active volunteer with the Area 8 Special Olympics for more than ten years. She is currently involved with the March of Dimes, in addition to dedicating her time among many other local causes and service groups.
Throughout her career, Chief Myers has received numerous commendations and awards, to include:
Police Officer of the Year
Woman of Achievement
Lansing Community College Alumni of the Year
Chief Myers and her husband reside in Seaside, California.