Police BadgeWest Sacramento Police Chief Dan Drummond, after 36 years in law enforcement, has announced his retirement effective July of this year.  Chief Drummond, the City’s fourth Police Chief, has served the City since August 2004.

Prior to coming to West Sacramento, Chief Drummond commanded major public safety operations in patrol and corrections for Sacramento County. He was instrumental in the development of contract services with the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova.  He was designated as the first contract Chief of Police for Citrus Heights.

In responding to the news of Chief Drummond’s retirement, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon stated, “West Sacramento is an even safer place thanks, in no small part, to Chief Drummond and the outstanding police force he has led. Since his appointment as Chief, property crime in the city has dropped 30 per cent and violent crime has plummeted by

Chief Drummond is a leader in the area of Community Oriented Policing.  During his tenure he was responsible for many programs and activities that supported the Community Oriented Policing philosophy, which focuses on community engagement and partnerships.  Problem Oriented Policing (P.O.P.), Community Response Teams, and Compliance Monitoring Teams were implemented under Chief Drummond.  Other notable accomplishments include:

  • Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.);
  • Expansion of the Neighborhood Watch program;
  • Citizen’s Community Academy;
  • Volunteers in Policing;
  • Education and enforcement activity on sales to minors of tobacco and alcohol products;
  • Outcome-based performance measures;
  • Student attendance outreach program.

Chief Drummond was also active in several professional organizations including the Yolo County Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee, Chair of the Collings West Sacramento Teen Center Advisory Board, Chair of the City Employee Giving Campaign and United Way Regional Board of Directors and a member of the California Police Chiefs Legislative Committee.

Chief Drummond stated, “All that has been done in the Police Department is a credit to the strong and capable management team and all of the men and women in the department, sworn and non-sworn, who serve the city with dedication and professionalism.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with them.”

City Manager Martin Tuttle said, “Chief Drummond has served the public with honor and distinction. He has numerous accomplishments.  West Sacramento has benefitted greatly from his leadership and service.”

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