Two new officers fully staff Lincoln Police Department

By: Kathryn Palmer Of The Lincoln News Messenger
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The Lincoln Police Department welcomed Officers Dan Searle and Laura Savage at a swearing-in ceremony Monday at City Hall. These additions mark the first time that the department's 23 sworn positions have been filled in more than two years.


“In a small department like this, even one vacancy is felt,” said Lincoln Police Chief Doug Lee.


After graduating from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Academy, Searle joined the Placer County Sheriff’s Office as a correctional officer. He was there for the past 12 years, where he served as a training officer, instructor and team leader.


Savage, the department’s second current female officer, is a Lincoln resident who spent the last six years with the California Expo and State Fair Police Department. She graduated from the Sacramento Police Academy in 2007.