The Sacramento Police Department recently promoted three of its employees to serve as public information officers.
In their new roles, Sgt. Zach Eaton, Officer Chad Lewis and Officer Ryan Woo will manage communications with the public and act as liaisons to the media.
“Clear communication is critical to keeping our communities safe and informed,” Eaton said. “It is an honor to serve the City of Sacramento and its residents in this capacity.”
Eaton has been with the department for 11 years. During his career, he has worked in patrol and served as a Gang Enforcement Team officer, a Major Crimes detective, a Criminal Intelligence Unit detective, a patrol supervisor and most recently, a Gang Enforcement Team supervisor.
Lewis and Woo will assist Eaton. Both officers have been with the department for seven years.
Lewis has worked in multiple positions for SAC PD, including as an officer on the North Gang Enforcement Team and as a detective assigned to the Homicide Investigations Unit.
Woo has worked for the department’s Mental Health Unit, the Crisis Negotiation Team and the Impact Team.
Public information officers within Sac PD serve for a two-year period. Lewis, Eaton and Woo replace Sgt. Sabrina Briggs and Sgt. Karl Chan, who previously served as the department’s communications officers.