Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Randy Schienle announced his retirement on April 26, with an effective date of Aug. 11. Schienle said the Town had contracted with Bob Murrary & Associates for the recruitment of an interim chief and expects the person to be named by the Town on or about July 1. This will allow six weeks for Schienle to be available to assist in the transition.
Chief Schienle has worked in law enforcement for 29 years, 22 of them in Mammoth Lakes. He began in Mammoth as an officer, working his way through the ranks to sergeant and then lieutenant, a position he held for 10 years under former Chief Michael Donnolly, before being chosen to succeed the retiring Donnelly in 2006.
“I’m proud of my 29 year law enforcement career, but feel it’s time to move on,” Schienle said. “The men and women of Mammoth Lakes Police Department are dedicated and skilled professionals, and I’m confident they will continue to deliver a high level of public safety and service for residents and visitors alike.”