The Carmel Valley Northwestern Division yet again has a new captain. Captain Lori Luhnow is taking over for Captain Albert Guaderrama, who was only in Carmel Valley for seven months after taking over for Captain Miguel Rosario.
The new captain was introduced at the July 28 Carmel Valley Community Planning board meeting, prompting David Bartick to ask why there’s been such a high turnover rate.
Luhnow said it’s a hard question to answer, but mainly the turnovers are related to budget issues and department consolidations.
“I’m feeling it from the community and the officers that they are tiring from the turnovers,” said Luhnow, noting she hopes to be in Carmel Valley for a long time.
Luhnow was one of the first female motor officers in the city in 1993 and has worked in nearly every department, spending the most time recently at San Diego’s Family Justice Center, which deals with victims of domestic violence.
Luhnow was promoted to captain three weeks ago and is “very, very happy” to be at Northwestern.
Guaderrama is now the captain at Northern Division (which covers a number of communities south of Carmel Valley, including La Jolla). Carmel Valley’s station also lost Lt. Todd Jarvis, who was transferred to Mid-City Division. Northwestern is currently without a lieutenant.