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PLEASANTON, Calif. – City Manager Gerry Beaudin is pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Gina Anderson as interim police chief effective May 3, 2024, following the retirement of Police Chief David Swing.

Chief Anderson began her law enforcement career as a Community Service Officer with the City of Davis in 1992. She was sworn in as a police officer in 1993 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002. In 2006, Chief Anderson was hired by the Citrus Heights Police Department as a Police Lieutenant; she was promoted to the rank of Police Commander in 2013 and to Assistant Chief of Police in 2018.

In April 2020, Anderson was appointed as the Chief of Police for the City of Newark, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of two strategic plans for the department, which involved leveraging new technology to better serve the community, including the use of a comprehensive community camera program and new computer analytics for better crime analysis. Anderson also implemented an employee wellness program within the police department, focusing on both physical and mental health.

“With more than three decades of law enforcement service, Chief Anderson brings a depth of experience to the interim post,” said Beaudin. “I have tremendous confidence in her ability to lead our police department as we continue to deliver the first-rate protection and services our community is accustomed to.”

Anderson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific and a Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s prestigious Senior Management Institute for Police Executives.

Chief Anderson will serve in the role of interim chief during the recruitment process and selection of the City’s next permanent Police Chief.