Chief of Police

Julian Harvey - Click to Enlarge

Prior to his current role as Interim Chief of Police for the Huntington Beach Police Department, Julian Harvey served as Deputy Chief and Interim Chief of the Anaheim Police Department where he led an organization of more than 700 full and part-time employees and a budget of $162 million serving the largest City in Orange County.  He has served in a broad array of assignments in his 29 years of policing including Field Training Officer, SWAT Team Member, Gang Investigator, Crime Task Force Investigator, Helicopter Pilot and Flight Instructor.  As sergeant, he served in Patrol, the Gang Unit and Internal Affairs.  After promoting to lieutenant, Chief Harvey served as Watch Commander, Training Lieutenant, Vice / Narcotics / Criminal Intelligence, Crimes against Persons Commander, Director of the Orange County Family Justice Center and Air Support Commander where he oversaw construction of the Department’s new heliport and deployed new aircraft with innovative imaging equipment to further expand the Unit’s capabilities in supporting ground personnel.  As Captain, he ran the Community Services and Patrol Divisions before promoting to Deputy Chief in 2013 managing all Department operations.

Julian served the City of Anaheim during a period of unprecedented challenges and turmoil within the City and the agency. With a professional history of bringing innovative ideas and solutions to long-term problems, his focus has been to ensure HBPD remains a leader in policing and develop its talented workforce to build on that tradition.  His commitment has been to deliver professional, progressive policing through engagement with the community and an unparalleled commitment to HBPD’s core functions of emergency response, crime prevention and preserving the highest quality of life for the residents, businesses and visitors of Huntington Beach.

Having written and secured grant funding for a new and effective model to combat human sex trafficking, and serving as a Board Member and former Director of the Orange County Family Justice Center, he remains involved in helping victims, children and families.  A new addition to the Board of Directors for the Huntington Valley Boys and Girls Club, Chief Harvey continues to seek opportunities for the HBPD to make a difference in the lives of young people.  Chief Harvey holds a Master’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach, a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Irvine and is a 2013 graduate of P.O.S.T. Command College.  Married to Carrie and father to eight year old Claire and five year old Jack, Chief Harvey is a former member of the U.S. National Water Polo Team, and enjoys surfing and staying active.

Did you know?

Huntington Beach has 75 parks and these parks have 754 acres!  You can find information about the City parks by viewing our City Parks Locator.

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City of Huntington Beach
Police Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Request non-emergency police service:
(714) 960-8825
General Information:
(714) 960-8811
Fax: (714) 536-5605
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