SUSD made the announcement this morning. Eric Holman, 51, is the younger brother of Councilman Elbert Holman.
Eric Holman is a retired captain with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department with 30 years of experience. He will immediately replace retiring chief Jim West on an interim basis.
Holman has been working for the sheriff’s department on a part-time basis at a salary of $33 an hour for 12 hours a week, according to sheriff’s spokesman Les Garcia. According to SUSD, the district will pay Holman $443 a day. (UPDATED) A now-scrapped plan to contract with the Stockton Police Department would have cost the school district $830 a day.
Stockton Unified Superintendent Steve Lowder said, “We are very excited to welcome Eric Holman. He has significant experience and has led a small department before. He will serve as a solid interim chief while we begin to look for Chief West’s replacement.”