|News Release||City of Inglewood|
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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|PRESS RELEASE 10022007|
|Subject :||Chief Seabrooks Greeted by Inglewood Leadership |
|Contact :||ED MADDOX (310) 412 - 5301|
Inglewood’s new Chief of Police, Jacqueline Seabrooks, will be formally welcomed by the Mayor, City Council, employees and citizens of Inglewood in a series of celebrations at City Hall on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. Chief Seabrooks assumed command of the Inglewood Police Department after being sworn in on Friday, September 28, 2007, in a private ceremony.
Following a reception with community leaders, Chief Seabrooks will be formally introduced by the City Council in City Hall Council Chambers at 7p.m. Chief Seabrooks is the first woman to assume command of the 300 member Inglewood Police Department. Chief Seabrooks will be one of only 16 women statewide who hold top law enforcement jobs; she is only the second woman in Los Angeles County to hold a city’s top law enforcement position.
“I am sincerely looking forward to working with the men and women of the Inglewood Police Department, our community’s residents, members of the business community, and other stakeholders to advance the cause of enhanced public safety. I am honored to serve the community of Inglewood as your Police Chief,” said Seabrooks.
Chief Seabrooks, 45, is a Los Angeles native who began her law enforcement career as an officer with the California State Police. She joined the Santa Monica Police Department in 1982 and moved up steadily in the ranks, earning her captain’s bars in 2001. She served as Acting Chief of Police in Santa Monica last fall and recently led that department’s Office of Criminal Investigations. She held primary responsibility for Operation Safe Streets, a multi-operational task force created to battle gang violence.
City council members said they are extremely pleased to have, in this role for the City, an individual with Chief Seabrooks’ professional background, leadership skills, and commitment to continuing Inglewood’s successful efforts to reduce crime.