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September 28, 2012

That's Detective Chilner To You



DHS High School Graduate appointed to Detective at the Desert Hot Springs Police Department

Desert Hot Springs Police Chief, Kate Singer, has announced that Michael Chilner, a Desert Hot Springs High School graduate, Class of 2003, has been appointed to the position of Detective. Chilner grew up in Desert Hot Springs and served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 4th Tank Battalion, and served in Fallujah, Iraq. He has been an officer with the Department since 2008. Chilner, who has served as the agency's Rangemaster and as a Field Training Officer, is being assigned to the Investigations Bureau as a Detective.

Upon being notified of his selection Detective Chilner said, "I would like to thank Chief Singer for giving me this opportunity to further my law enforcement experience. I am humbled that I have been given the opportunity to further serve my home town of Desert Hot Springs, as a Detective. I believe we have one of the hardest working detective bureaus in the valley and I look forward to joining the team."

City Manager Rick Daniels said, "Officer Chilner represents the best of choices for the Police Department. He is an outstanding law enforcement officer with local roots. He brings a special knowledge of the community. He has a special love and concern for the safety of this community that only a local can provide. He has seen the evolution of the commitment to public safety during the last 5 years and is committed to improve his home town. Officer Chilner provides a role model for all kids in high school today considering a career in law enforcement."

Detective Michael Chilner
Detective Michael Chilner

Filed under Desert Hot Springs | permalink | September 28, 2012 at 09:25 PM


Chilner hasn't worked for the DHSPD for years.

Posted by: Ron at Sep 20, 2020 10:12:28 AM

This is one of the most corrupt detectives I have met, he doesn't even look into matters fully, just selectively fills reports to make his own job easier.
There's even a group on Facebook about DHSPD corruption and he's a familiar character with the group.

Plenty of cases have been unjust and not all crimes have been reported and he's guilty of not fully reporting everything he is told.

He's a perfect candidate for the DHSPD and/or Indio PD to reflect their incompetence and overall ignorance.
DHS being in the top 100 dangerous cities in the US is EMBARRASSING. It reflects on the department as a whole and shows how dishonest and lazy they can be. This man doesn't care about the communities mental health nor actual investigation, he hides info from cases and isn't trying to be a peace officer, he's an armed thug and a liar.

Chilner among other officers need to have training on how to speak with the developmentally disabled, mentally ill, and etc and get a full report instead of cutting corners.

Posted by: A Citizen at Sep 20, 2020 2:42:17 AM

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