Colleen Flores is the first woman to be named chief in the department's 116-year history.
Flores replaces Nick Paz, who retired New Year's Eve after 38 years with the department.
Flores is now the third woman chief in the San Gabriel Valley, joining Monterey Park and Alhambra.
Please join us in welcoming your new La Verne Chief of Police, Colleen Flores!— La Verne Police Dept (@LaVernePD) January 5, 2022
She is La Verne PD’s 22nd Chief of Police and the first female Chief in it’s 116 year history!#Police#ChiefofPolice#LawEnforcement#LaVerne#LaVernePD#LaVernePoliceDepartment#Welcome pic.twitter.com/v14yenytsy