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SLOPD Chief Deanna Cantrell to take new job as Fairfield police chief

Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 01:14:48-04

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell will be the next police chief for the City of Fairfield.

The City of San Luis Obispo says her last day will be September 30, 2020.

Cantrell has been chief of the San Luis Obispo Police Department for nearly five years.

She reportedly began the recruitment process for Fairfield in May.

San Luis Obispo city officials say they will begin a national recruitment process for a new chief in the coming months.

City Manager Derek Johnson said the city will seek input from the community on the recruitment and selection process.