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attorney , Chief of police

David John Thompson, British chief of police, attorney. Bar: California. Recipient Law Enforcement Commendation medal Sons of the American Revolution, San Fernando, California, 1988; named Man of Year, Montrose Shopping Park Association, 1984, Citizen of Year, Glendale Board Realtors, 1987.


Thompson, David John was born on December 29, 1930 in New Tredegar, Great Britain. Came to the United States, 1947. Son of Leander and Rose (Seal) Thompson.


Associate of Arts, Los Angeles City College, 1956. Bachelor of Science, California State University.A., 1959. Juris Doctor, Glendale College Law, 1974.


With Glendale (California) Police Department, since 1956, police captain, 1973-1982, police chief, since 1982. Member advisory board Glendale Adventist Medical Center, since 1985, University Southern California Delinquency Control, Los Angeles, since 1986.


  • Bar: California.


Post director Glendale council Boy Scouts American, since 1982. Member Citizens for Law and Order, Glendale, 1980. With United States Air Force, 1951-1954.

Member California Bar Association, California Peace Officers Association, International Association Chiefs of Police, Glendale Criminal Justice Council (president since 1984), Kiwanis (board directors Glendale chapter since 1983), Elks.


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, cabinet making.


Married June Lillian Douglas, May 4, 1951. Children: Barbara June, Terry Susan.

Leander Thompson

Rose (Seal) Thompson

June Lillian Douglas

Barbara June Thompson

Terry Susan Thompson