Dixon's loss is Benicia's gain.
The recently swore in former Dixon Police officer Jenna Cameron.
Cameron has 10 years of experience in law enforcement, six of those years serving with the
"I had the honor of actually attending her swearing-in ceremony and I was very proud of her," Dixon Police Chief Jon Cox said. "It’s a huge loss for Dixon but at the same time I think it’s a great opportunity for Jenna. She is a very experienced officer."
Cox said many people in Dixon have come to know Cameron through her work as a detective with the Dixon Police Department.
"She has touched many lives in this community as a detective who handles crimes against children and crimes that are involved with assault," Cox said. "She has been so compassionate with the victims that she has come in contact with over the years. So many, many people have had the ability to get to know her as an officer who cares about people and cares about the job she does."
Cameron was sworn into the Bencia Police Department alongside former Fairfax Police Department officer MarJonne Roberson. In addition, the Benicia Police Department promoted two current officers, welcomed a pair of Explorer Scouts and added a new dispatcher during the standing-room only ceremony held Monday, April 2 in the chambers of the Benicia City Council.
To help fill the void that was left by Cameron, the Dixon Police Department -- former Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy Mike Tegeler and former Clearlake Police officer Lauren Vance.
The addition of Tegeler and Vance leaves the department with one vacancy -- which is currently in the process of being filled Cox said.
As for Cameron, Cox said "I know she will be a great asset to Benicia."