The city of Yorba Linda announced Captain De Anne Wigginton as their new chief of police services. She will begin her new assignment Jan. 5.

“I am humbled to be selected and incredibly honored to lead such a dedicated team that works hard every day in service of the community,” Captain Wigginton said. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence and professionalism of Yorba Linda Police Services.”

Captain Wigginton joined the Sheriff’s Department in 2004 after teaching in the Chino Unified School District for two years.

In her time with the Sheriff’s Department, she has worked in Custody Operations, Court Operations, Patrol Operations, the Professional Standards Division and the Training Division. She has served as a Field Training Officer, an investigator in Auto Theft and as a background investigator, among other assignments.

After promoting to sergeant in 2019, Captain Wigginton served in Custody Operations at the Intake Release Center, the Internal Affairs Bureau and Southwest Patrol Operations.

Most recently, Captain Wigginton was assigned as the Special Projects Lieutenant for the Central Jails Division, where she handled high-level responsibilities including personnel matters, inmate welfare concerns and strategic planning for the facility.

Captain Wigginton has a passion for employee wellness and development, serving for several years as a co-coordinator of the Sheriff’s Department’s Peer Support Team and previously assisting with the department’s mentorship program.

Captain Wigginton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Sciences from California State University, Long Beach and a Master’s degree in Law Enforcement Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego.

When not working, Captain Wigginton enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, a sergeant with the Sheriff’s Department, their two daughters, Morgan and Ava, and their three dogs.