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Roseville taps assistant chief to lead Police Department

James Maccoun
James Maccoun Roseville Police Department

The Roseville Police Department’s second in command has been named the city’s next chief of police.

James Maccoun , who has served as assistant police chief since 2014, will assume the chief’s post in mid-August, succeeding Daniel Hahn, who will become Sacramento’s new police chief. Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen announced Maccoun’s appointment Wednesday.

Maccoun was selected to ensure continuity in the department’s culture of innovation and teamwork, the news release said.

“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 in a written statement. “As I’ve shared this news internally, there’s been a lot of enthusiasm and support.”

Hahn praised Maccoun, citing his law enforcement experience and “long-standing connection to Roseville.”

Maccoun grew up in Roseville. He received his elementary education at St. Rose School, then attended Jesuit High School in Sacramento. He worked part time for the Roseville Police Department as a police service aide while attending Sierra College.

Maccoun joined the Sacramento Police Department as a community service officer and rose through the ranks to the position of captain. He returned to Roseville in 2014 to assume the assistant chief’s post.

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

He has three adult children and three grandchildren. Maccoun and his wife, Tawnya, live in south Placer County.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy