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Cmdr. Billy Quach named Long Beach interim police chief

There are 59 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Oct 16, 2009, titled Cmdr. Billy Quach named Long Beach interim police chief. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

City Manager Patrick West on Friday named Commander Billy Quach to be interim police chief until a permanent replacement is found for outgoing Chief Anthony Batts.

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LBC

Long Beach, CA

#1 Oct 16, 2009
This is going to be one interesting comment section! Let the games begin!
suburban r0b0t

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Oct 16, 2009
at least he only has three chins.
why are LBPD's higher ups mostly obese? how do these guys catch any bad guys in their shape?
Tick

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#3 Oct 16, 2009
Let's all try and guess the number of belt loops.
suburban r0b0t

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Oct 16, 2009
Tick wrote:
Let's all try and guess the number of belt loops.
i 'll bet his waist size is at least a 44.

i'm gonna go out on a limb and wager that he more than likely has:

a) sleep apnea
b) diabetes
c) thyroid problem
d) big bones
Oops

Thousand Oaks, CA

#5 Oct 16, 2009
Is Pat West hitting the crack pipe again? Billy Quach is and has been consistently the lowest rated commander on the Department. He has no communication skills and can not even make it to one on a work ethic scale. The only positive will be that the North Patrol Division will not miss him cause wherever he works, people get used to doing his work for him. This is a slap to the hard working employees of the LBPD.
little lulu

Chandler, AZ

#6 Oct 16, 2009
after quach, any other idiot will be a godsend and a simply indescribable improvement
lb copper

United States

#10 Oct 16, 2009
Billy Cuach has no respect from the beat officers. No one wants to work for him. And to top it off, you can't understand a word he says.
Anthony

Victorville, CA

#11 Oct 16, 2009
This is proof that the job needs to be opened to outsiders. Anyone nice, considerate and ethical will be destroyed by the masses at that place. Hire an outsider to clean that place up. The past chief just wants an insider so the problems won't come to the service. Don't think for a second that all things there are well and change is not needed. That is the priors bull as he runs off. Get an outsider to come in and bring back morale,ethics and honesty. The place is a mess and needs to be cleaned up. Insiders are involved and more of the same. To cut costs an outsider is needed to come in and audit the whole place. Billy is a great person and many there don't like nice people. Can't trust an honest person.....
lb copper wrote:
Billy Cuach has no respect from the beat officers. No one wants to work for him. And to top it off, you can't understand a word he says.
Anthony

Victorville, CA

#12 Oct 16, 2009
I'll go out on a limb and guess that his belt size is higher than your IQ.
suburban r0b0t wrote:
<quoted text>i 'll bet his waist size is at least a 44.
i'm gonna go out on a limb and wager that he more than likely has:
a) sleep apnea
b) diabetes
c) thyroid problem
d) big bones
lb copper

United States

#13 Oct 16, 2009
Anthony wrote:
This is proof that the job needs to be opened to outsiders. Anyone nice, considerate and ethical will be destroyed by the masses at that place. Hire an outsider to clean that place up. The past chief just wants an insider so the problems won't come to the service. Don't think for a second that all things there are well and change is not needed. That is the priors bull as he runs off. Get an outsider to come in and bring back morale,ethics and honesty. The place is a mess and needs to be cleaned up. Insiders are involved and more of the same. To cut costs an outsider is needed to come in and audit the whole place. Billy is a great person and many there don't like nice people. Can't trust an honest person.....<quoted text>
Billy Quach is not a nice person. He will tell you something, then seconds later he will go behind your back and do the complete opposite than what he just told you. Nice people are not necessarliy the most compitant person for the job. He is not nice nor is he compitant for the job.
white devil

Long Beach, CA

#14 Oct 16, 2009
who is going to translate for him??
MJMJ

Long Beach, CA

#16 Oct 17, 2009
I'm shocked.

The lead of any high-profile angency should stand as an all-round model of what that agency expects in its' lowest-ranked employee.

I was in the Navy, so I've been around plenty of Navy Captains, and Marine Colnels, and most of them could kick the youngest recruits ass.

This chief may have a lot of qualifications, but my Lord, if he doesn't have the dicipline to maintain even a moderate weight, my god, what must be going through our young officers minds.

Just let me end with this to all of our young officers, the one's we come into contact with when we need them, keep on doing the great job your doing, kick ass, and don't------ my god I'm at a loss for words.
Danny Wilcox

Long Beach, CA

#17 Oct 17, 2009
I just took a look at the picture and,

Oh. My. God.

DW
Huh

Westminster, CA

#18 Oct 17, 2009
Yet another one of Pat West's mistakes.
Jabba the Hut

AOL

#19 Oct 17, 2009
This guy is the SPLITTING IMAGE of JABBA the Hut. You have GOT to BE KIDDING ME? Is this a joke, or political pandering at it's worse
Got Milk and a Doughnut

Chester, VA

#21 Oct 17, 2009
Looks like he lacks discipline at the dinner table.
Black John

Phelan, CA

#23 Oct 17, 2009
Oops wrote:
Is Pat West hitting the crack pipe again? Billy Quach is and has been consistently the lowest rated commander on the Department. He has no communication skills and can not even make it to one on a work ethic scale. The only positive will be that the North Patrol Division will not miss him cause wherever he works, people get used to doing his work for him. This is a slap to the hard working employees of the LBPD.
You sound like a hater. It's not cops and robbers little Boy!
weezer

Santaquin, UT

#24 Oct 17, 2009
First response: hahahahahahahahaha; Second response: hahahahhahahahahahhahahahaha; Third response: Uh-oh
RW Crum

Bellflower, CA

#25 Oct 17, 2009
Wow. Just wow. First thing that came to mind was that well, no matter any other qualifications Quach may or may not possess, personal appearance and image DOES count, whether you like it or not. It's just the way of the world. Unless he's just head and shoulders (no pun intended) above any other candidates for interim chief, this one's a real puzzler. Say what you will about Batts, but at least HE looked very fit. I mean, Pat West rides a bike all the time. He's fit, more or less. Was there that much of a disconnect here? It might seem shallow to some to point this out, but again, image DOES count for something. I guess not enough for West, though. It's just going to invite the kind of stuff you're seeing here. Good luck, you're really going to need it.
J FOSTER

Seal Beach, CA

#26 Oct 17, 2009
Who is MJMJ?

In his post on the chief's retirement, he stated his father was a 32 year vet. He also stated he was 3rd generation Long Beach. In this post, he said he was in the Navy.
I thought I was the only one that had all those components, and I am not MJMJ. I read these posts, but I do not add my opinion (these blogs tend to degenerate into personal attacks and rants).

MJMJ...be very careful. You have given a great deal of personal info that is either false or opens you up for identification.

J. FOSTER

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