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Roseville Looks Inward For New Police Chief

Roseville Police Chief James Maccoun
The City of Roseville announced yesterday the appointment of James Maccoun as the city’s next police chief.  Maccoun, who has served as Roseville’s assistant police chief since 2014, will assume leadership of the Roseville Police Department in mid-August.  

Maccount succeeds Daniel Hahn, who is leaving Roseville around that time to become the next chief of police for the City of Sacramento. 

In making the appointment of Maccoun, Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen pointed continuity in the department’s culture of innovation and teamwork.  

“Chief Maccoun has been a leader of this organization for several years, working closely with Chief Hahn to build a strong team and forge new approaches to our community’s safety needs,” Jensen said. “As I’ve shared this news internally, there’s been a lot of enthusiasm and support.”

Outgoing Chief Hahn praised the appointment of his immediate subordinate to the position. Hahn pointed to Maccums institutional knowledge of the department and his long ties to the community.

"He has tremendous law enforcement experience and a long standing connection to Roseville,” said Hahn.  “Our community is fortunate to have a chief with this level of experience along with such an intimate connection to the Roseville community.” 

Maccoun grew up in Roseville and spent his elementary school years at St. Rose School before attending Jesuit High School in Sacramento. His interest in law enforcement grew from a part-time job at the Roseville Police Department as a police service aide while he was attending Sierra College. 

Previous to joint the Roseville Department, Maccoun joined the Sacramento Police Department as a community service officer, and rose through the ranks to the position of captain, serving in a wide variety of assignments.  In 2014, he joined the Roseville force an as assistant police chief. 

“It says a lot about this community that such a talented law enforcement officer began his career in Roseville and now will assume the top leadership role,” Mayor Susan Rohan said.  “Jim has been instrumental in implementing the vision of the Roseville Police Department and we know it will continue on the same positive course under his leadership.”


Maccoun holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California State University Sacramento, a master’s in public administration from National University, and he completed the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University.  


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