Sacramento Selects New Police Chief

The City of Sacramento is set to hire its first African American Chief of Police. Daniel Hahn, who most recently led the Roseville Police Department, has been chosen for the job.

"I am excited and fully supportive of City Manager Howard Chan's decision to make a conditional offer to Daniel Hahn to be our next police chief," Mayor Darrell Steinberg said. "I am confident he will lead an already great department to an even higher level of performance and community engagement. I look forward to welcoming him back to the city he grew up in."

Hahn served with the Sacramento Police Department for 23 years before becoming Roseville’s police chief. He has spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement.

Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen thanked Hahn for his service in a Facebook post. Under his leadership, “our crime rates for violent and property crimes hit a 20-year low, and Roseville was named 21st safest city in the nation," Jensen wrote.

Hahn’s employment is contingent on a background check which should take 4 to 6 weeks to complete.


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