For 25 years Jacqueline Seabrooks was an officer in the Santa Monica Police Department before she was wooed away by the city of Inglewood to become their Chief of Police. After almost 5 years away, Seabrooks will soon return to Santa Monica to become the beach city's first female top cop.
Seabrooks has been a police officer for most of her adult life. When she was just 19 years old she was one of the youngest officers with the California State Police Division. While on the SMPD, the Los Angeles native assumed many roles over her 25 years: patrol officer, background investigator, training officer, academy drill instructor. She was the department's first female police sergeant (1990), first female lieutenant (1996), and first female captain (2000).
City Manager Rod Gould appointed Seabrooks after a three-month nationwide search. She succeeds Chief Timothy Jackson, who retired.
Santa Monica will pay Seabrooks a salary of $238,752 and manage a budget of more than $70 million.