Seabrooks Appointed Acting SMPD Chief

Former Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks will resume the role of interim chief until a permanent replacement is found.

In a statement released last week, the city cited “strained community-police relations” as contributing to her decision.

“Recognizing that recent events both here in Santa Monica and around the nation have strained community-police relations, Chief Renaud has made the decision to step aside so that the Santa Monica Police Department can continue to move forward,” the statement read.

Renaud will take on the role of president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. It has 31,000 members in 165 countries.

Seabrooks served as Santa Monica Police Chief from 2012 to 2017.


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