Meet Chief Cantrell

Deanna Cantrell became Fairfield’s Chief of Police on October 14, 2020. She was sworn in as the first female chief in Fairfield’s history, and as the 13th chief to lead Fairfield PD.

Chief Cantrell most recently served as the Chief of Police at the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Prior to San Luis Obispo, Chief Cantrell served the City of Mesa, Arizona, as Assistant Chief for over 21 years. During her tenure, she had fiscal oversight of fleet, supply, police information technology, communications, records, and the forensics labs. She also served as the Deputy Chief of special operations, patrol commander, internal affairs lieutenant and sergeant, gang and patrol lieutenant, motor officer, and several other special operations positions.


Sergeant, Fairfield PD

Growing up in the same city he keeps safe everyday gives John a unique perspective on the city, the job, and why  he still calls Fairfield home. 

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Amanda Graham

K9 Handler, Fairfield PD

With access to career defining specialties like K9 Handler, Amanda is building her career at Fairfield PD. New skills and more opportunities, it’s all part of the plan at Fairfield PD

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Kadi Machado

Officer, Fairfield PD

World-class training facilities and a community that embraces their police department. Kadi is using these tools to bring  kindness and compassion to her job everyday.

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Gabriela Lopez

Dispatch Supervisor

She’s the first voice someone hears when they are calling for help. Dispatch Supervisor Gabriela knows what it takes to excel in a job where every second counts and every word matters.

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Kerndeep Balhotra


With a passion for services and a strong bond with the community he calls home Kerndeep is starting his career in law enforcement as a Community Service Officer (CSO).

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