Federal Military/Prison-Industrial Complex Mole Slinks into Orange County

Alan Hostetter, the deputy chief of the Fontana Police Department, has been selected as the new police chief in La Habra and is scheduled to begin as city’s top cop Jan. 4.Hostetter ranked highest among 20 candidates who applied for the job in the 60,000-person city, according to a statement from city officials.

He replaces David Hinig, who has been interim chief since January. Hinig replaced Dennis Kies, who was police chief for eight years.

According to the city’s statement, Hostetter understands community policing, a method that emphasizes building relationships with residents.

Hostetter worked his way up from patrol officer to deputy chief, according to a statement from the city. Some of these assignments included detective, special enforcement detail and captain.

He has also been the police chief for Fontana Unified School District.

Hostetter received a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, San Bernardino.

The La Habra Police Department has faced a few high-profile incidents and crimes in the last decade.

In 2006, a La Habra man alleged to be the head of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County was found guilty of federal racketeering charges.

Peter Ojeda, who was 64, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

In April of this year, Officer Nancy Garcia‘s vehicle collided with a Chrysler while responding to a call. La Habra residents Charles Antuna and Susanne Antuna were killed in the collision.

The California Highway Patrol in September recommended prosecutors file vehicular manslaughter charges against Garcia, but the Orange County District Attorney so far has not taken the case before a court.

From Fontana’s web site:

Deputy Chief Alan Hostetter started his Fontana Police career as an Officer in 1989, coming to us from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department where he began his career as a Deputy Sheriff in 1986.  Prior to beginning his law enforcement career he served as a U.S. Army Infantryman from 1982 – 1986 to include a tour with the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas and 3rd Infantry Division in Aschaffenburg, West Germany.

Deputy Chief Hostetter was promoted to Fontana Police Corporal in 1993, Sergeant in 1996, Lieutenant in 2001, Captain in April 2007 and Deputy Chief in December of 2007.  Deputy Chief Hostetter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, San Bernardino.

Deputy Chief Hostetter is a graduate of the 212th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy at Quantico, Virginia; Class 38 of California (POST) Command College and Class 105 of the Sherman Block Supervisory and Leadership Institute (SLI).  Deputy Chief Hostetter has written articles on mentoring, training of first line supervisors and law enforcement wellness and fitness programs.  His articles have been published in nationally and internationally distributed law enforcement journals.

During his career, Deputy Chief Hostetter has worked in our Patrol Division, SWAT Team, Narcotics Unit, Detective Bureau, Traffic Unit, Internal Affairs Unit, and Administration Division.  He served as Chief of Police for the Fontana Unified School District Police Department in 2006/2007.

Deputy Chief Hostetter oversees the daily operations of the Field Services and Special Operations Divisions.  He can be contacted by email at ahostetter@fontana.org or by phone at (909) 350-7705.

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