October 15, 2020: Deanna Cantrell has been hired as Police Chief for Fairfield, CA. Chief Cantrell served as Police Chief for San Luis Obispo, CA, and as Police Commander, Deputy Chief of Special Operations, and Assistant Chief of Administration for Mesa, CA. She earned a BS in education and a MA in administration from Northern Arizona University. Chief Cantrell resigned from her post at San Luis Obispo under severe criticism of her handling of Black Lives Matter protests in July 2020. She also made national headlines by misplacing her firearm in a public restroom. Chief Cantrell succeeds acting Police Chief Walter Tibbet.