Alumnus and new Sacramento police chief Daniel Hahn sworn in at Sac State

A week after being sworn in as Sacramento’s 45th police chief – and the first African American to lead the force – Daniel Hahn ’95 (Marketing) is comfortably settled into his new office at the city’s Public Safety Center, 5770 Freeport Blvd.

He has surrounded himself with photographs of his wife and two daughters, as well as his collection of Oakland Raiders memorabilia. A football player Herky bobblehead has a prominent spot amid the keepsakes.

It’s long been a tradition for Sacramento police chiefs to be sworn in at City Council chambers. Hahn chose instead to have his ceremony in the University Union Ballroom at Sac State, his alma mater. More than 1,000 people witnessed the joyous event.

“The council chambers wasn’t big enough, and I wanted to have it out in the community, as opposed to downtown, because we need to include all of our neighborhoods as we move forward as a city,” Hahn says. “Downtown is extremely important, and it’s really the hub of the city, but I wanted to give a little love to the neighborhoods. And I’m from Sac State.”

There was green and gold and plenty of blue in the University Union on Aug. 11 as Hahn was officially sworn in. Family, friends, law enforcement officers, and other guests were on hand for the occasion, including Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.

Hahn was sworn in as chief surrounded by his wife, his daughters, and his adoptive mother. In his remarks, he talked about growing up in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood, the importance of community, and returning to the campus where he earned his degree.

“I can’t think of too many places that are more important to our city, and our community, and our youth, and the future of our community, than my alma mater, Sac State,” Hahn said.

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Alum Jim Maccoun to take over for alum Daniel Hahn as Roseville police chief

Sacramento State alumnus Daniel Hahn ’95 (Marketing) is leaving the Roseville Police Department to become chief of the Sacramento Police Department, but that doesn’t mean the former is losing its connection to the University. Hahn’s replacement in Roseville will be fellow alumnus Jim Maccoun ’86 (Criminal Justice), the Roseville and Grass Valley Press-Tribune reported this week.

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Photo courtesy City of Roseville

Maccoun joined the Roseville department as assistant chief in 2014, following 32 years in Sacramento and, according to the Press-Tribune, “built a reputation in Roseville for working diligently behind the scenes, with Hahn recommending him to Jensen as his successor and Jensen interviewing no other candidates.”

Maccoun is the latest in a long line of Sacramento-area senior law enforcement officials, including former Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Sculley and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones. Hahn also is the third Sacramento State alum in a row to lead the Sacramento Police Department, following former Chief Sam Somers Jr. ’88 (Criminal Justice) and current Interim Chief Brian Louie ’12 (Criminal Justice).

Sacramento State’s Criminal Justice Department is the second-largest in the nation.

Ana Klein featured in State Capitol as part of ‘Made in the CSU’ campaign

If you take a tour of the State Capitol these days, you’ll find a Sacramento State graduate in the hallway outside the governor’s office.

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President Robert S. Nelsen gives a “Stingers Up!” near Ana Klein’s poster on display in the State Capitol.

Ana Klein ’95 (Accounting), MBA ’10, is one of seven California State University alumni featured in a set of posters on display in the State Capitol this week. The posters are part of the “Made in the CSU” campaign, which highlights outstanding alumni from the CSU’s 23 campuses.

Klein is the vice president and chief financial officer for Sunsweet Growers Inc., the world’s largest handler of dried tree fruits. She was recognized as CFO of the year by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2014 and as the Sacramento State College of Business Administration Alumna of the Year in 2015.

You can read more about Klein on the California State University website.