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City of Chula Vista announces first female Chief of Police

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - The city of Chula Vista announced Wednesday it will name Capt. Roxana Kennedy as the police department's next Chief of Police.

Kennedy will be the department's 24th chief and the first woman to hold the position.

Kennedy will be sworn in Dec. 30 to replace outgoing Chief David Bejarano.

“I am honored to finish my law enforcement career in Chula Vista,” said Chief Bejarano. “Captain Kennedy is the ideal person to lead this department forward as we work together to maintain safe neighborhoods, advance technology to fight crime, and serve the community through collaboration.”

Kennedy has served on both the Crisis Negotiation Team and the Mobile Field Force Unit for 22 years, including 12 years as the Unit Commander for each team.

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