Search for new Truckee police chief lengthens

Truckee will have to wait a little longer before having a new police chief.

The application process for the post closed in January and by last month the field of applicants had been narrowed to two people.

The interviews were conducted the week of March 14 and included an extensive process involving a community panel, a public safety panel, a panel of city employees, the city department manager’s team, and command personnel. within the police department. Following the interviews, City Manager Jennifer Callaway chose no candidate, opting instead to keep Danny Renfrow as acting chief for another six months.



Renfrow took over as interim chief following the retirement of Randall Billinglsey at the end of 2021.

“After the interviews, I debriefed with each panel, discussed the two candidates to assess whether either would be the right candidate for our community,” Callaway said. “After several days of absorbing feedback received and reflecting on time with each candidate, I have decided not to move forward with either candidate at this time. Acting Chief Renfrow has agreed to remain in the acting role for the next six months – at which time we will reassess.I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Chief Renfrow and his staff, Lt. Madden, and Support Services Manager Deverie Acuff for their continued commitment to the city, Truckee PD and our entire community, I am confident that we are in good hands with their leadership.



Justin Scacco is a staff writer at the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at [email protected]

Brandon D. James