National University

Alumnus Named Chief of Roseville Police Department

This past Spring, alumnus Daniel Hahn was named Chief of the Roseville Police Department. Previously he was a captain with the Sacramento Police Department, where he was a 23-year veteran.

Roseville is a city of more than 126,000 citizens in Placer County, California, located within the metropolitan area of greater Sacramento. Roseville's population is expected to surpass133,500 by 2015.

Hahn has been a champion of neighborhood outreach and community policing, working with businesses and residents on safety strategies with a heavy emphasis on communication. He developed the first comprehensive school-attendance center in Sacramento, bringing together social workers and community based organizations, along with law enforcement, to address truancy issues with students and their families. He also founded the Grant High School Criminal Justice Magnet Academy.

“He’s the kind of change agent and relationship builder who will have a strong, positive effect on the community as well as the region,” said Roseville City Manager Ray Kerridge.

The 42-year-old alumnus is a graduate of Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Command College, the FBI National Academy, and earned a master’s degree in public administration from National University and a business administration degree from California State University, Sacramento. He has received many unit, program, and individual awards, including the ChoicePoint Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation from International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Excellence In Training Award from the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives.