Roseville Has New Police Chief

Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen announced on Wednesday the appointment of Jim Maccoun as the city’s next police chief.  Maccoun has served as Roseville’s assistant police chief since 2014, and he is expected to take over the Roseville Police Department in mid-August after Chief Daniel Hahn leaves to take over as chief of police in the City of Sacramento.

Jensen said Maccoun was chosen to "ensure continuity in the department’s culture of innovation and teamwork."  He noted that Maccoun has been a leader in the department for several years, working closely with Chief Hahn. "As I’ve shared this news internally, there’s been a lot of enthusiasm and support," stated Jensen.

Chief Hahn also praised the appointment.  "Jim Maccoun is an excellent choice as the next police chief.  He has tremendous law enforcement experience and a long standing connection to Roseville," said Hahn, who expects to continue working with Maccoun on a regular basis going forward with chiefs heading two of the capital region’s largest cities.

Photo courtesy Roseville Police Department 

According to information from the Roseville City Manager's office, Maccoun grew up in Roseville and spent his elementary school years at St. Rose School before attending Jesuit High School in Sacramento. His interest in law enforcement grew from a part-time job at the Roseville Police Department as a police service aide while he was attending Sierra College. In 1982 he joined the Sacramento Police Department as a community service officer, and rose through the ranks to the position of captain, serving in a wide variety of assignments.  In 2014, he was pleased to return home to the Roseville Police Department as assistant police chief.

Maccoun praised the officers and others working for Roseville Police Department.  "We have a solid foundation, our department has accomplished a lot, breaking new ground in the way we respond to societal changes and approach social service needs," Maccoun said. "We’re in the midst of great change in law enforcement.  I look forward to working with our community, continuing to build our team, and developing the next generation of leaders in the department."

Maccoun reportedly holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sacramento State University, a master’s degree in public administration from National University, and he completed the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University.  He has three adult children and three grandchildren.

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