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Chief's Corner


Chief Cynthia Renaud

Chief Renaud was sworn in as Folsom's Police Chief in May 2011.  She comes to Folsom from Long Beach where she served on the Long Beach Police force for 19 years.  She joined Long Beach as an officer and progressed through the ranks to commander.  In her last position in Long Beach, Chief Renaud oversaw 104 detectives, 19 civilians, seven non-career employees and a $15.5 million budget, and supervised Property Crimes, Family Services, Youth Services and Vice.  In a prior assignment, she served as Commander of the East Long Beach Patrol Division, with 144 sworn officers serving a population of 200,000 in a 26-square-mile area.

Chief Renaud has served as Incident Commander at multiple high-risk events, including officer-involved shootings, barricaded suspects and SWAT call-outs.  In addition, she was a collaborator and instructor in implementing the Community Oriented Public Safety philosophy within her department.

Chief Renaud has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English Literature from California State University, Long Beach.  She also holds a prestigious master’s degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.  She attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, Va. in 2003.

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