Police Chief Allan Cantando has announced his retirement after serving nearly 30 years with the Antioch Police Department, the last 5 1⁄2 as its leader.
Chief Cantando said that while the decision to leave was difficult, he believed the time was right for him to move on to the next challenge in his professional career and has accepted a position as Vice President; Protective Services Regional Manager for Bank of America.
According to Chief Cantando, “Leaving this career after serving this great community is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. It’s bittersweet, but I am truly excited and looking forward to being part of the amazing Bank of America team.”
Chief Cantando said he will remain the city’s top cop until the first week of April. The City Manager has tapped Captain Tammany Brooks to serve as the interim chief until a permanent hiring decision is made.