Police Capt. David Main, a 25-year veteran of the Lodi Police Department, Monday was named interim chief of police effective Saturday, Dec. 22.
Main will replace retiring Chief Jerry Adams until a permanent replacement is named by City Manager Blair King. A statewide search for a chief is scheduled to begin in early 2008, with Adams' successor expected to be named in late winter or early spring.
Main began his law-enforcement career with the Rio Vista Police Department in 1980, moving to Lodi in 1982. He was promoted from officer to sergeant in 1987, to lieutenant in 1991 and to captain in 2001.
"David's experience and expertise will serve us well during this transition," King said. "As we enter into a new phase, it's comforting to know someone can step into this role."
In addition to holding a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College and a master's degree from Chapman University, Main graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., in 2005. Main currently supervises the department's operations division, which includes patrol, traffic, animal services and volunteer groups.