SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — History was made Tuesday at the California Highway Patrol.
Amanda Ray was sworn-in by Gov. Gavin Newsom as the new CHP Commissioner. She is the first woman to lead the agency in its 91-year history.READ MORE: Suspect In November 2020 Sacramento County Apartment Shooting That Left 2 Dead Arrested In Las Vegas
Ray relaces Warren Stanley, who retired Tuesday after 38 years of service.READ MORE: Chase Ends In Deputy-Involved Shooting Near Modesto, 2 People Taken To Hospital
Earlier this year, Ray made history when she became the first Black woman to be named Deputy Commissioner for the nation’s largest state-run police agency.
Ray, 54, of Sacramento, started with the CHP in 1990 as a cadet, moving steadily up through the ranks in the interim. The CHP said Ray has “actively engaged with the communities she serves” throughout her career and has been a pioneer for women in law enforcement.MORE NEWS: Woman Dies After Fire At UC Davis’ Solano Park Housing Complex