Frank S. McCoy was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Oceanside on January 2, 2006, after competing in a nationwide search process. A native Californian, Chief McCoy was born and raised in Long Beach. He started his law enforcement career in 1984, as a police officer with the City of Manhattan Beach. After three years, he lateraled to the Long Beach Police Department and rose through the ranks to the position of Commander. During Chief McCoy’s career, he worked a wide variety of assignments: FTO, Gangs, Special Enforcement, Felony Car, Detectives, SWAT, Administration and Narcotics. As a Commander, he was in charge of Detectives, West Patrol Division, North Patrol Division and Internal Affairs.
Chief McCoy holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, a B. S. Degree in Business Administration, and an A.A. Degree in Administration of Justice. He is a graduate of FBI National Academy (class 201), POST Executive Development Course, Supervisor Leadership Institute, and LAPD West Point Leadership Course.
He served eight years on the Cypress City Council that included titles of Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Councilmember. This experience gave Chief McCoy great insight into City Government as a whole and better understanding on how to work with Councilmembers.