Appointments and Promotions

Governor appoints Deputy Director of Internal Affairs

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed David M. Chriss as Deputy Director for the Office of Internal Affairs at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Chriss was Chief of the Division of Investigation at the California Department of Consumer Affairs from 2016 to 2020, where he served as Deputy Chief from 2012 to 2015, Supervising Investigator I from 2005 to 2007 and Senior Investigator from 2004 to 2005.

He held several positions at the Office of the Inspector General from 2007 to 2012, including Senior Deputy Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General. He was Senior Special Investigator for the California Department of Social Services from 2000 to 2004.

Chriss was a Police Sergeant and Supervising Investigator at the Lincoln Police Department from 1997 to 2000. He was an Investigator at the Medical Board of California in 1997. Chriss is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the California Peace Officers’ Association. The Deputy Director for the Office of Internal Affairs does not require Senate confirmation.

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