Carlsbad Police Department Gets New Chief

WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT CARLSBAD’S NEW POLICE CHIEF. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

BRANDON “SHANE” SKINNER HAS BEEN A DETECTIVE WITH THE CARLSBAD POLICE DEPARTMENT SINCE 2015. HE HAS MORE THAN TWO DECADES EXPERIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, HAVING SERVED IN BOTH THE SAN JUAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND THE FARMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. SKINNER ALSO SERVED PREVIOUSLY AS POLICE CHIEF IN IOWA. HE’LL REPLACE OUTGOING POLICE CHIEF KENT WALKER WHO IS RETIRING AFTER 43 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. CARLSBAD MAYOR DALE JANWAY SAYS SKINNER HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF LEADERSHIP — ADDING HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE NEW CHIEF.