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The people of Truckee, California, are welcoming a new Chief of Police this week, as news spreads that Randall Billingsley, who has served as interim Chief for six months, was officially selected for the role last week.

Town Manager Jen Callaway made the announcement, noting Billingsley’s extensive law enforcement experience in Oakland and San Mateo before switching gears to become a District Attorney’s Office Investigator in San Mateo and Nevada counties. In 2019 he returned to his first love of law enforcement when he joined the Truckee force as a captain.

“It has been a longterm goal to serve as police chief for an organization with such community commitment and a strong educational culture,” Billingsley said in a Town media release. “I truly look forward to both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Teri Black & Co., LLC, managed the national recruitment for the town, a process that included a virtual community visioning session to give residents an opportunity to weigh in on their priorities for a new chief before the recruitment began in earnest.

“It was a pleasure working with the Town staff to help them make the best choice for their community’s Chief of Police,” said recruiter Teri Black. “I am looking forward to following Chief Billingsley’s tenure. Congratulations to everyone involved!”

Read the media release on the Town website