Cynthia Renaud is Folsom's First Female Police Chief
Sep 30, 2011 05:12PM
● By Wendy Sipple
Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud Photo by Dante Fontana
Cynthia Renaud may be Folsom’s first female police chief, but she doesn’t take reaching this landmark too seriously.
“I just come in and do my job,” she says. “It’s nothing special to me.” For Renaud, being a police officer is tough work no matter what your gender, but the rewards can be seen in the positive impact on the community. “I measure the impact by the letters I get, thanking me for things dispatchers (and) police officers have done,” she explains.
Although Renaud has only been in town a few months, having transitioned here after a successful, 20-year career as a police officer in southern California, she already has big plans for Folsom. She will soon begin holding quarterly coffee meetings for Folsom residents, allowing people to meet and discuss their issues with her and other district police officers. She also plans to get involved with programs that help area children from low-income families. More than anything, however, Renaud simply wants to integrate into her new home. “I’m looking forward to getting to know this community a little bit better,” she continues, “…they have a great organization that protects them every day.”
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