Chief Alexis Blaylock comes to the City of Willits with nearly thirty years of law enforcement experience in various capacities. She spent nearly 25 years as a sworn member of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) where she served both in patrol functions and in specialized assignments such as in dignitary protection, the border crime suppression team, internal affairs and juvenile services.
She concurrently spent more than three years as an adjunct instructor teaching Police Investigative Report Writing for the San Diego Community College District. After retiring from the City of San Diego, Chief Blaylock joined the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as a training consultant where she was responsible for state-wide police training programs and was the legislative affairs liaison. She left POST to become a public safety lieutenant at the University of Southern California (USC). During her time at USC, Chief Blaylock assisted in getting legislation passed to benefit the public safety departments of private institutions of higher learning (AB2361, 2016), expanding their ability to protect their campus communities. While at USC, she also initiated leadership and diversity training to help officers be more effective leaders. She also developed a mentoring and coaching program at USC to help officers better perform their duties and prepare for advancement.
Chief Blaylock graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University San Marcos with a BA in Criminology and Justice Studies and holds several certifications. She is known for her ability to get things done, her passion and skill in mentoring young officers, her leadership skills and her strong work ethic.
Chief Blaylock cares for those less fortunate. During an economic crisis when many SDPD officers could not give monetary contributions to charities, she initiated and led a charity event where officers throughout the city of San Diego donated clothing to homeless men, women and children. Donated items were cleaned, sorted and delivered to four organizations within San Diego County who all agreed to distribute the items to those in need. This was a highly successful event where donations exceeded all expectations. With Chief Blaylock’s leadership, officers were able to make a difference in their communities and help those in need.
Chief Blaylock also volunteered at the Sacramento SCPA where she enjoyed working with shelter animals. She loves gardening, decorating, woodworking and is an accomplished singer as well. She sang in a number of musical theatre productions and at various public events throughout her career.
Chief Blaylock comes from a small town in Florida, so is no stranger to small town life, and says that she looks forward to living in Willits. She is honored to lead the Willits Police Department and be a part of the Willits community. She will be highly visible and accessible and looks forward to listening, learning from and meeting with the people of Willits.