October 21, 2020
Warren Stanley, the first African American to hold the rank of Commissioner in the history of the California Highway Patrol, will retire effective November 16. CHP Deputy Commissioner Amanda Ray to be appointed Commissioner after serving with CHP for 30 years, becoming the first woman and second African American to hold the post.
We wish Commissioner Stanley the best in this next phase of life – well deserved, sir. We’ve enjoyed working with him over the many years, witnessing his career blossom. We are BEYOND thrilled to celebrate Deputy Commissioner Amanda Ray’s new appointment as CHP Commissioner, effective 11/17. Our staff has had the privilege of working with her in her various roles and Divisions over the years, seeing her career flourish.
Commissioner Ray makes history as the Department’s first female Commissioner in the agency’s 91-year history, as well as the second African American to lead the Department, following Comm. Stanley. Please help us in congratulating both!