November 21, 2014
12409 Folsom Blvd.
Chief Tom McDonald
West Sacramento Police Department
Chief Thomas McDonald is the son of a career US Air Force officer, Chief McDonald was born in Texas. His family moved often and he spent
a good part of his youth in Europe. Tom moved to Southern California in the early 70’s. He began his career in law enforcement in 1983 with
the Los Angeles Police Department. As a Police Officer he worked numerous patrol and specialized assignments including gang enforcement; a
training officer, was an element member in Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), a tactics instructor in the police academy, and a staff
researcher. In 1995 Tom was promoted to Sergeant and worked a variety of assignments including patrol operations, various special units,
and as a Training Coordinator for two divisions. Tom also served as the Officer-in-Charge of the LAPD’s Community Policing Unit. In response
to the North Hollywood Bank Robbery, Tom conceptualized, researched and developed the Law Enforcement Tactical Applications Course, which
is an advanced tactical training course designed for in-service officers.
In 1999, Tom promoted to Lieutenant. During the Democratic National Convention he distinguished himself as an expert in crowd management.
For his next assignment he was selected to serve as the Adjutant to the Chief of Staff. Following the September 11th attack on the World
Trade Center in New York City, Tom conceptualized, developed and led Operation “Archangel”, an anti-terrorism initiative designed to protect
critical infrastructure and key resources. Operation “Archangel” worked collaboratively with the US Department of Homeland Security.
In 2006, Tom promoted to Captain and served as the commanding officer of Operation Archangel, and as patrol commanding officer in Both Rampart
and Southeast Areas. In 2010, Tom promoted to the rank of Captain III, Commanding Officer of Emergency Operations Division. In October of 2012,
Tom was then assigned as the Commanding Officer, Emergency Services Division, which includes the Bomb Squad, Hazmat, and Bomb K-9 units.
On July 8, 2013 Tom McDonald was named as the 5th Chief of Police of the West Sacramento Police Department.
Entree Selections and Cost:
Meal selections are: Sirloin steak, grilled salmon, teriyaki chicken, or a vegetarian pasta. The price per meal is $24.00, paid by cash or personal check (SAR-Sacramento Chapter) only at the door. Credit Cards are not accepted. Email Carl Ahlberg for reservations.
Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova (take the Hazel Avenue exit off Hwy 50)
Highway 50 Westbound: Westbound on 50 to the Hazel Avenue exit. Turn left on Hazel Avenue. Continue over the highway overpass. Turn left on Folsom Boulevard. Turn left into the Nimbus Winery complex. Follow the signs to the restaurant.
Highway 50 Eastbound: Follow eastbound Highway 50 to Hazel Avenue exit. Turn right on Hazel Avenue. Turn left on Folsom Boulevard. Turn left into the Nimbus Winery complex and follow the signs to the restaurant.