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VOL.3 | ISSUE 1 | SUMMER 2009

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Officer Sam Sanchez


Congratulations to Sac State Police Officer Sam Sanchez, pictured wearing three gold medals won at the Western States Police and Fire Games in Southern California this summer. Sanchez joined the University police force two years ago after serving with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department for 21 years. He is most proud of his 400-meter finish of 56.61 seconds, which broke a 19-year record of 56.62 seconds. “This was a shot in the arm for the department - that Sam Sanchez trained as hard as he did and won gold medals in these high-profile events. He represented Sacramento State well in this competition,” says Sac State's new Police Chief Dan Davis. For the full story, click here.



What better time than now to say thank-you. It's been a busy summer, and the ABA Thank You Blog is up and running! Now you can thank that special someone with the click of a button. Who always comes through for you, or went the extra mile? Visit the blog and submit your "thanks." Be sure to check monthly for new entries. To access the site, click here.


New Chief Dan Davis

Lt. Daniel Davis was appointed Chief of Police on September 1st, just in time for the start of Sac State's fall semester. Vice President Garcia announced the appointment following a six-month-long nationwide search.

"Dan is a valued member and an integral part of the campus community and is familiar with the internal operations of the campus and its diverse population. He has the right combination of administrative and law enforcement skills to be sucessful in the role as chief of Police," said Garcia.

As chief, Davis will oversee a staff of 21 sworn officers, five dispatchers, 30 community service officers, eight office staff members and student assistants. He replaces long-time Chief Ken Barnett, who is retiring.