Chula Vista says goodbye to its top cop

Chief David Bejarano retires after 35 years
Posted at 6:31 PM, Dec 15, 2016

The Chula Vista Police Department sent retiring Chief David Bejarano out in style Thursday. The ceremony marked the end of Bejarano's 35-year law enforcement career. 

“We can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for Chula Vista PD,” said incoming Chief Roxana Kennedy during a ceremony that included dignitaries from all over the State of California.

Chief Bejarano was named San Diego’s Police Chief in 1999 and was named a US Marshal by the President George W. Bush in 2003.  He became Chula Vista’s top cop in 2009.

His replacement, Captain Roxana Kennedy, was named Wednesday.


“Without a doubt, she’s more than prepared and experienced to take the department to the next level,” said Bejarano, who will swear in Chief Kennedy on December 30th.