Patrol Operations Division
The Patrol Operations Division provides the fundamental base for the City of Chula Vista Police Department´s law enforcement services. Responding to more than 65,000 citizen calls for service annually, the Patrol Operations Division serves the community and meets crime face-to-face in a wide range of situations 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Patrol Operations Division consists of Patrol, Traffic, School Resource Officers, Street Team and Gang Suppression Unit, Community Relations and Crime Analysis.
Although the majority of the Division´s activity centers around calls for police assistance, other special details and services include canine units, Senior Volunteer Patrol, Crisis Negotiations, SWAT, Mobile Field Force, bilingual services, and mental health assistance in coordination with the Psychiatric Emergency Response Teams (PERT).
As an Officer, Captain Kennedy established a reputation for an outstanding work ethic, professionalism, commitment to the community, and dedication to the job. Captain Kennedy´s passion for police work and providing the highest quality of service to the community quickly propelled her through the ranks to become Chula Vista's first female Police Lieutenant and Police Captain. She is the highest ranking female officer in the Department's history.
Captain Kennedy has worked various assignments throughout her career including Patrol Officer, Street Team Officer, Field Agent, Background Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Street Team Sergeant, Watch Commander, Geographic Policing District Commander, and Investigative Division Lieutenant.
Since promoting to the rank of Captain in 2013 Captain Kennedy has overseen Support Operations and Patrol Operations.
During her career Captain Kennedy served on both the Crisis Negotiation Team and the Mobile Field Force Unit for nineteen (19) years, including twelve (12) years as the Unit Commander for each team. In addition, Captain Kennedy directs a very active Peer Support Team for the Department.
Captain Kennedy has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from California Coast University. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #243 and serves on the FBINAA California Chapter Board of Directors as Recording Secretary, and serves as the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of Woman Leaders in Law Enforcement.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering with two non-profit organizations; Project Compassion providing medical aid to those in need throughout the world and Athletes for Education helping at risk youth in disadvantaged areas within San Diego County.