Western State alumnus Eric Parra (Class of 1993) has been chosen to serve as the new Chief of Police for the City of Huntington Beach. Parra has more than 33 years of law enforcement experience, previously serving as the Chief of Police for the City of Alhambra. He has also held a variety of leadership roles with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Throughout his career, Parra coordinated various law enforcement operations, led reform efforts at the Los Angeles County Jail system and instituted community policing programs.