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(San Diego, CA) – January 23, 2013 – Assistant Chief of Police Boyd Long has accepted the position as the Vice President of Security and Transportation at Valley View Casino & Hotel. The announcement comes after retirement rumors hit the press last week. Boyd has been a member of the SDPD for 28 years, and he will now take the helm as VP of Security, overseeing departments including Security, Transportation and the Players Club at Valley View Casino & Hotel beginning on January 28th.

"When the position became available I believed Boyd was the right person for the job and I was hopeful that he would be interested in taking on a brand new challenge," said Joe Navarro, President and CEO of the San Pasqual Casino Development Group, Inc. "Boyd has an impeccable reputation in the law enforcement community and bringing on the Assistant Chief of one of the country's largest and most respected law enforcement agencies was the right thing to do for the safety of our team members and guests."

Boyd first began working for the San Diego Police Department in 1985 and has filled a variety of roles as a police officer including security operations leader at major events like the Republican National Convention, two Super Bowl games and two bio-technology Conventions. He was recognized for his leadership as an incident commander during the Witch Creek wildfires in 2007 and the landslide in La Jolla the same year.

"We are very excited to be bringing Boyd and all of his expertise to Valley View Casino," said General Manager Bruce Howard. "Safety and security has always been our number one priority. We currently have the finest security department in the gaming industry, so getting someone with Boyd's experience will not only help us maintain our high standards, but also enhance our safety for the future. I look forward to working side by side with him."

Most recently, Boyd has been a driving force in identifying new technology for the SDPD. As a lieutenant, captain and assistant chief, he used the crime analysis unit as a tool to identify and predict crime, as well as to allocate personnel resources. Boyd also embarked on a pilot public/private partnership program to stream video from privately-owned cameras into the vehicles of first responders. He is further known with his work with different community and business organizations to help end the chronic homeless population in San Diego.
"It has been a great run with a great group of people at the SDPD," Boyd said. "I will definitely be maintaining my friendship with the force and I look forward to working with the magnificent people at Valley View Casino. I am excited to be a part of the team at San Diego's favorite and safest casino."

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About Valley View Casino & Hotel
Valley View Casino & Hotel, Southern California's premier gaming destination, combines the thrill of San Diego's only Certified Loose slots and all of your favorite table games with beautifully appointed rooms, seven delicious restaurants and first class guest service. The Casino features 2,000 of San Diego's only Certified Loose slot machines and 26 exciting tables including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, pai gow poker and more, as well as a complete non-smoking casino in addition to the main casino floor. Plus, the Casino has recently added a spectacular 3,500 gallon saltwater aquarium for guests to admire. Delicious dining options include the award-winning lobster buffet, the Black&Blue steakhouse and lounge, BLD's café, Scoops gelato shop, Sweets pastry shop, Stix Asian noodle bar and 24-hour snack shop. With three bars and live entertainment nightly, there's always something fun going on at Valley View Casino & Hotel. The Casino Hotel features 12 Luxury Suites and 96 Deluxe Rooms all featuring breathtaking views and complimentary poolside breakfast. To enjoy the Casino, Hotel and restaurants, guests must be 21 or older. For more information about Valley View Casino & Hotel or to book a reservation please visit the mobile-friendly or call 760-291-5500.