Following a nationwide recruitment, City Manager Eric Levitt has appointed Nishant Joshi as the City of Alameda’s next Chief of Police, effective June 8.

“I am excited to announce the hiring of Nishant Joshi as the next Police Chief of Alameda,” remarked City Manager Eric Levitt. “Nishant Joshi has a deep understanding of the issues we are committed to addressing and is the right person to work with our community and lead the department forward.”

Mr. Joshi has been a member of the Oakland Police Department since 1998 where he held several key leadership positions, including serving as a Captain since 2014, and as Deputy Chief since February 2021.

“I am confident I can lead the Alameda Police Department to be a premier agency engaged in 21st century policing that prioritizes community expectations while honoring all residents and their life experiences,” stated Nishant Joshi. “Serving Alameda as the Chief of Police will be a privilege and an honor.”

Mr. Joshi earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Hayward, and an M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. He and his wife are Alameda residents and the parents of three children; two attend school in Alameda and one is serving in the U.S. Army.

As the City of Alameda welcomes our new Chief of Police, we also thank Interim Police Chief Randy Fenn for his leadership and service.