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We are thrilled to share today the news from the City of Cypress, California, where City Manager Peter Grant announced yesterday that he has named Mark Lauderback to fill the top leadership role, Chief of Police, at the Cypress Police Department. Lauderback will lead 72.5 full-time staff (56 sworn officers) and a current year budget of just over $19 million.

Announcing the appointment, Grant commended the new member of his executive team, saying, “Chief Lauderback brings exceptional expertise to Cypress and will be a strong addition to an already stellar police department,” Grant said. “He is well regarded throughout Orange County and will advance the positive relationships Cypress PD has established with our community. I look forward to the great work Chief Lauderback and our department will do.”

Lauderback, who lives and raised his family in Cypress, is currently Police Chief for the City of Westminster, where he has been rising through the ranks since 1994. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Police Management, as well as a degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the P.O.S.T. Executive Development Course and a P.O.S.T. certified instructor at the Golden West College Police Academy, where he instructs recruits on the topics of Stress Management and Lifetime Fitness.

TBC is proud to have managed the competitive, nationwide search for the right candidate, with input from community leaders, law enforcement officers, and city management professionals. Chief Lauderback stood out as a dedicated and enthusiastic law enforcement leader with 27 years of progressively responsible experience. The new chief has made clear that he looks forward to serving the community and continuing to make Cypress a safer city for all.

TBC Senior Recruiter Tina White was point person on this important hire. “The Cypress Police Department, the City and the entire community are going to benefit from Chief Lauderback’s inclusive leadership style, his experience, and the passion he has for his community,” she says. “It was an honor to help the City finds its next police chief and I look forward to seeing the department and community continue to flourish.”

Lauderback’s official first day is March 8.

Read the City of Cypress media release

Visit the Cypress PD website