Chief of Police
Fairfield Police Department
Deanna is recognized as a leading driver of public safety leadership, operational efficiency and improvement, innovative and evidence-based problem solving and advancing trust and community building. She has a proven record for exceptional communication, talented public speaking, forward thinking police reform, strategic planning and staff development.
Deanna is the Chief of Police for the City of Fairfield, California where she started in October, 2020. Prior to that, Deanna served almost 5 years as the Chief of Police in San Luis Obispo (SLO) California, and over 21 years with the Mesa, Arizona Police Department where she moved through the ranks from Officer to Assistant Chief.
She is currently a Co-Chair for the California Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (WLLE) and is the WLLE Foundation Board President. She serves on the Professional Standards Ethics and Image Committee with the IACP and the CPCA.
Deanna holds a BS in Education and a Master of Administration from Northern Arizona University and is a graduate of Northwestern University Police Staff and Command School where she is also an adjunct faculty member.
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