City Appoints Interim APD Chief

The Vacaville Reporter &nbsp&nbsp Randy Fenn, who retired as chief of police for the City of Fairfield will begin his new job as Alameda’s police chief next Monday. Fenn also served with the Town of Truckee and the City of Concord.

City Appoints Interim APD Chief

The City of Alameda announced on Tuesday, Sept. 29, that Randy Fenn will become the city’s Interim Police Chief. He will start work Monday, Oct. 5. Fenn retired earlier this year as the chief of police for the City of Fairfield. Fairfield has a population of approximately 117,000 and the community is one of the most racially diverse in the Bay Area.

Prior to serving with the City of Fairfield, Fenn held leadership positions with the Town of Truckee and City of Concord police departments. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Golden Gate University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.

The city has also hired a recruitment firm to guide the city in the recruitment process for a new permanent chief of police.

To guide that process, there will be a community outreach process to determine the qualities residents and businesses would like in Alameda’s next police chief.

“I look forward to working with Chief Fenn over the coming months,” said City Manager Eric Levitt in a press release. “Chief Fenn’s commitment to partnering with and developing staff and his reputation as a proven leader and clear communicator will support the department while we work together to hire a new police chief.”

Paul Rolleri announced his retirement as Alameda’s chief of police in July. Rolleri has been with APD since April 1992. He was was appointed to the position of chief of police on Nov. 17, 2013.