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Ventura announces new assistant police chief

March 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Ventura police chief has announced the selection of Commander Quinn Fenwick as Assistant Police Chief.Commander Fenwick will be sworn in on April 1, 2010.

Police Chief Ken Corney says "Quinn has all of the attributes needed for this position, most notably his willingness to give 100% each and every day and the recognition that first and foremost it is our people that make this department great."

Corney added, "This was an extremely difficult decision to reach. Quinn was selected internally from amongst our department's six Commanders, all of which are extremely talented, dedicated, and capable individuals." Commander Fenwick began his law enforcement career in 1981 as a Ventura Police Department cadet.

He rose through the ranks, and was ultimately promoted to his current position of Commander in January 2001.

Commander Fenwick currently oversees the Traffic and Special Operations Divisions.

Commander Fenwick has also worked as a K9 Officer, field-training officer, major crimes investigator, supervisor of the department's Special Enforcement Team, and was a member of the department's SWAT team. Quinn holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated from Command College in 2009.

Commander Fenwick says, "I am very excited and grateful to have been selected as Assistant Chief. Chief Corney has placed his trust in me and I know it was a difficult decision for him to make, especially considering the quality of candidates from which he made his decision. VPD really is a part of my family as I have been with this department for my entire law enforcement career. I am honored and look forward to helping further guide VPD on the road to success."