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The Alhambra Police Department announced the appointment of Garrett Kennedy as the new Police Chief.
By News Desk
Retiring Chief Kelley Fraser
After a total of 36 years of experience in law enforcement, Chief Kelley Fraser has announced her retirement, effective May 10, 2023. Chief Fraser has served with distinction throughout her career rising from Assistant Police Chief from 2019 through 2021 and then returning after her retirement to serve the Alhambra community as the first female Chief in the department’s history from December 2021 – May 2023. These leadership roles in Alhambra followed 32 years of experience in law enforcement with the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department.
Under her leadership, the Alhambra Police department has become the model of community policing, earning recognition for innovative prevention programs and strong partnerships with residents, businesses and community organizations.
“Chief Fraser has been a tireless advocate for the safety and well-being of our community, and we are deeply grateful for her service,” said Alhambra Mayor Adele Andrade- Stadler. “Her legacy of leadership and dedication will be felt in Alhambra for years to come.”
New Chief Garrett Kennedy
Assistant Chief, Garrett Kennedy, has been selected as the new Police Chief. The Alhambra Police Department has 84 sworn and 63 non-sworn personnel.
Kennedy has extensive background, knowledge, and experience in law enforcement and has served the Alhambra community for more than 20 years.
In his new role as Chief, Kennedy plans to continue building on the department’s strong foundation of community policing and engagement. “I am honored to serve as the Police Chief for the Alhambra Police Department,” said Kennedy. “I look forward to continue working with our dedicated officers and community partners to maintain a safe and secure environment for all residents and visitors to our city.”
City Manager, Jessica Binnquist, announced Kennedy’s appointment, stating “We are confident that Chief Kennedy’s extensive law enforcement experience in Alhambra, leadership skills and dedication to the community will serve our City well. I look forward to working with him and building on the successes of the Alhambra Police Department.”
Chief Kennedy’s appointment is effective May 11, 2023.
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