Hercules Police Chief William Goswick has announced he will retire effective June 30 after four decades of service to the department and seven years as chief.
Hercules is now in recruitment mode to fill the chief’s position and has employed the firm of Bob Murray & Associates to assist in that effort, the city said in a statement.
“Chief Goswick stepped into the Chief’s role during a difficult period of time for the City and has served admirably over that time and has assisted in the sustaining police services and being a key part of the team which guided the City through very difficult financial times,” the city announced in a statement Wednesday.
Chief Goswick began with the Hercules Police Department 40 years ago as a reserve officer. He rose through the ranks in multiple capacities, becoming a commander before being hired as chief in 2010. Since 2016, he also served as Assistant City Manager, and is Acting City Manager when the City Manager is absent.
“It has a been a pleasure to have served with Chief Goswick during my tenure as City Manager,” said City Manager David Biggs. “He is a consummate professional and his many years of service and commitment to Hercules is notable.”