Editor’s note: The new Nevada City police chief is from Marin County. I hope our local, vocal “far righties” can handle a growing contingent of ex-”Marinites” in the Inland Empires. What is the world coming to? Here’s the press release:
The selection process for a new Police Chief for Nevada City has been completed and Jim Wickham has been selected for the position by City Manager Dave Brennan. Mr. Wickham most recently served as Police Captain in the City of Mill Valley where he started his career in 1980.
Mr. Wickham was selected after an extensive recruitment process and a series of interviews that concluded that he would be the most qualified applicant who could bring valuable experience to serve the Nevada City community. During Mr. Wickham’s career he has acquired over 2000 hours of management training and applied those skills during his last 18 years in a management capacity with the City of Mill Valley.
As an integral member of the Mill Valley Police Department, Jim maintained close ties to the community through numerous civic, recreational and educational groups. Working with community stakeholders in business and education, Jim had developed strong ties and created local legislation and programs to serve community interests.
Mr. Wickham begins his tenure as Nevada City Police Chief on March 5th.
Mayor David McKay commented that, “The selection process attracted a number of very well qualified candidates and after two lengthy discussions of the City Council’s observations and desire to select the right person for Nevada City, the City Council and City Manager reached unanimity for offering the position to Jim Wickham. We are looking forward to Jim Wickham’s joining our Nevada City community”.
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