Amir El-Farra is the new Chief of Police in Garden Grove.
A 27-year law enforcement veteran, El-Farra is the agency’s deputy director, a position he has held since 2021. He will take over command of the Garden Grove Police Department from his Chief Tom DaRé, who is retiring at the end of the year.
El-Farra officially begins her new mission at the beginning of the new year on January 1st.
“My top priority is to maintain strong partnerships with our communities to ensure the highest commitment to service, safety and protection,” Elfara said in a statement.
After serving in the Los Angeles Police Department, El-Farra began his career as a police officer in 2008 with the Garden Grove Police Department. He was named Sergeant of the Year in 2015 and in 2019 as a captain, according to the city, overseeing the department’s largest stations, including K-9, SWAT, and Special Investigations.
In announcing the new police chief, Garden Grove City Manager Scott Stiles said: His promotion has been eye-opening and his dedication and enthusiasm for his Garden Grove community runs deep. ”