Reporter Molly Okeon talked to the Sierra Madre police chief about this:
Los Angeles County’s first-ever female police chief vehemently denies rumors that she is planning to take her leave of the city of 11,000.
“I don’t know how that (rumor) got started,” said Marilyn Diaz Diaz, who resides in Sierra Madre, on Tuesday afternoon. “I have not applied elsewhere, and I have no plans to. I love working and serving in Sierra Madre. I think it’s the perfect place to be a police chief.”
She said she was surprised to hear from officers in other police departments who heard she had applied to work for their department.
“Absolutely not,” she said of reports of a pending departure from the city she joined as police chief in March 2006.