PITTSBURG — An interim chief of police has been selected by the City of Pittsburg.

outgoing Chief of Police Mendy Hulvey announced her retirement after 17 years with the department in March and is set to retire June 29.

According to a release from the city appointed Major Brent Narges as interim chief of police for the City of Pittsburg Police Department.

“Brent is a Pittsburg Police Department veteran, who understands our community and will work well with Chief Hulvey, as she transitions into retirement,” City Manager Daron Hall said.  “He is well-respected by our officers and community, and I appreciate his willingness to step into this important role.”
Narges has served 22 years with the Pittsburg Police Department and 14 years in his previous role as deputy chief.

Hulvey joined PPD in 2000 and earned a promotion to administrative sergeant in 2001, and was appointed the deputy chief of police 2002, serving alongside Pittsburg Police Chief Michael O. Hall. Upon Hall’s retirement in 2004, Hulvey was promoted to chief by then City Manager Allen Gill.

During her career with PPD Hulvey led multiple efforts to improve the department’s operations.