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.

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