Field Operations

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The Field Operations Division consists of more than 90 sworn officers and civilian employees. It is currently organized with one captain, three lieutenants, 16 sergeants, and 69 officers. Several specialized units within the Field Operations Division include Patrol, the Traffic Bureau, Jail Operations, Community Policing, South Coast Plaza Detail, Canine Unit, Reserve Program and Park Rangers.

The Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) implemented geographic-based policing on Jan. 6, 2008, which divides the city into two areas, based upon calls for service and geographical boundaries. Each area is overseen by the Field Operations captain and an area commander. The area commander is responsible for the delivery of police services to the communities within the designated geographical area. 


Contact: Captain Manley 


(714) 754-5370


The Field Operations Division is led by Captain Manley. Captain Manley began his law enforcement career with the CMPD in 1994. During his career, he has had the opportunity to work a variety of assignments including: Patrol, Problem Oriented Policing Detail, South Coast Plaza Detail, Special Enforcement Detail, Detective Bureau, Force Tactics Training Team, Corporal, Field Training Sgt., Jail Sgt., Patrol Area Commander, and the Special Operations Group Commander.  From 1996-2005, he was a tactical officer on the SWAT team.

Captain Manley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology, law and society from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.