From Brown to French, it’s official

Richmond Chief of Police Bisa French was officially appointed in July 2020.

RICHMOND, CA – Interim City Manager Steven Falk named Assistant Police Chief Bisa French as the new interim chief of police for Richmond after announcing at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that Police Chief Allwyn Brown stepped down from his position. French is the city’s first black woman to lead the Richmond Police Department. Interim City…

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Five Richmond police officers promoted

From left: newly promoted Richmond Police Sergeants Tim Simmons, Brian Gard and Armando Moreno, and Lieutenants Rahn Carmichael and Darren Monahan. (Photo by: Rachel Waldholz)

Five Richmond police officers were promoted in a ceremony Thursday morning, and Code Enforcement Officer Dave Ragowski received a Lifesaving Award for successfully negotiating with a Richmond resident who had threatened to commit suicide.

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