Retiring police Chief Paul Workman will crack open the case files on his department’s early days in a Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at City Hall.
The presentation will include stories about the department’s first leader, Chief Abe Johnson, as well as a later second Chief Johnson, the police station, a “mystery officer” from the 1920s, the shooting death of Officer Gordon French and a recent find in the department’s storage.
Workman, who was appointed chief in May 2009, was hired by the department in 1975. He has a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and attended the Peace Officer Standards and Training Command College. He also attended the FBI National Academy.