News Story


Fillmore Welcomes New Chief of Police
3/6/2018 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Fillmore Welcomes New Chief of Police

Date & Time:

March 6, 2018


After an extensive vetting process to select the next chief of police for the city of Fillmore, Captain

Eric Tennessen has been named the city's chief this week as Captain Dave Wareham retires

after 32 years of service with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

Tennessen, who is a 19-year veteran of the sheriff's office, has an extensive background in

investigations, which includes assignments in Camarillo, Moorpark, the Sheriff's Gang Unit, the

Special Crimes Unit, and the Major Crimes Bureau. Tennessen most recently managed patrol

operations for the East County / Thousand Oaks station.

Tennessen lives in Camarillo with his wife, Kaylee, and four children. He brings a diverse

background to his new position, including a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the South

Dakota School of Mines and Technology as well as a master's degree in public administration

from Cal State Northridge.

The public is invited to get to know Tennessen during four 'meet the chief' events scheduled in

the coming weeks at the following locations:

Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at Starbucks 650 W. Ventura St.

Thursday March 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at One Step a la Vez 421 Sespe Ave.

Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Active Adult Center 533 Santa Clara St.

Thursday March 22, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Starbucks 650 W. Ventura St.

Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow

News Release Date:

Mar. 6, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Eric Tennessen (805)797-7102

Approved by:


Captain Garo Kuredjian