The City of Dixon has promoted a current detective to be its next Chief of Police.
Detective Sergeant Steven C. Howell, Jr. is a 34 year Dixon resident and an 18 year veteran of the department according to a bio announcing the decision.
Howell was selected by an advisory committee of city leaders, current and retired police chiefs, and other key stakeholders. He was one of six internal applicants considered for the opening, created when former Chief Danny Langloss was recently named City Manager.
Howell graduated from Dixon High School in 1994 and is a 6 year military veteran. Howell began his career as a patrol officer in 1999 and rose through the ranks to become the Detective Sergeant in 2015, a role which leads all major investigations
Dixon Mayor Li Arellano said in a statement, “The Dixon Police Department has built itself into a talented, highly respected public safety organization. Having a strong, dynamic police chief is critical to maintaining that high level of service for the Dixon community. Steve Howell rose to the top of a very qualified applicant group, and I look forward to continued excellence from DPD under Chief Howell.”