The City of San Luis Obispo appointed Captain Jeff Smith as the city’s Interim Police Chief, according to a press release from City Manager Derek Johnson on Thursday, Oct. 8. Smith will act as police chief until the city hires a new chief. Smith has been involved in a variety of assignments and special projects […]
With Sept. 30 marking Police Chief Deanna Cantrell’s last day in the San Luis Obispo Police Department, the city has begun the national recruitment process for a new chief. This recruitment is “critically important” for SLO, said City Manager Derek Johnson, who is responsible for hiring the next police chief. Amid the nationwide conversation on […]
San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell announced today she is leaving her position to become the next police chief for Fairfield. The news comes two days after attorney Curtis Briggs demanded Cantrell’s termination during a #FreeTianna rally. Briggs is fighting San Luis Obispo’s charges against local activist Tianna Arata, who was arrested after a protest […]
In previous years, San Luis Obispo police officers used force about 50 times a year. This year, police reduced their use of force by about half, according to Police Chief Deanna Cantrell.
The vehicle was attempting to park in front of the entrance to Scout when owners Jon and Sara Peterson said the driver hit the gas instead of the brakes, demolishing the store’s glass windows and doors.
Students share their experience of being roofied in downtown San Luis Obispo and where they went for help.
Nine local businesses were robbed between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30.
SLOPD is investigating if the robberies are connected.
Law enforcement has been our own worst enemy by not being as transparent as we can be…
IFC has new plans for this year’s St. Fratty’s Day.
Brennan faces 10 charges of burglary, including six alleged break-ins in San Luis Obispo County.