Former SFPD Chief Heather Fong now works for DHS

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Police Chief Heather Fong
Police Chief Heather Fong discusses a Christmas Day tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo during a press conference on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, in San Francisco. (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's former top cop is now working for the Department of Homeland Security.

President Barack Obama recently appointed Heather Fong as an assistant secretary.

She is now Homeland Security's liaison with local law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Fong became San Francisco's first female police chief in 2004 and she retired in 2009.