Cynthia Renaud was sworn in as Folsom’s Police Chief in May 2011. Previously, she served with the Long Beach Police Department for 20 years, where she was hired as an officer and worked her way through the ranks in various divisions. As a Commander, she led the Communications, East Patrol and the Detective Divisions.
She has a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, where she received the outstanding Thesis Award, and is a graduate of the 214th Session of the FBI National Academy. She also earned Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature from California State University, Long Beach.
Cindy also writes professionally, and has had articles published in Tactical Edge Magazine and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. She lives in Folsom with her husband Steve and daughter.