SDPD chief Shelley Zimmerman
Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer made an intelligent move this afternoon (February 26) by naming assistant police chief Shelley Zimmerman as San Diego's first female chief, replacing William Lansdowne, who stepped down yesterday.
Zimmerman is an ideal choice for a police department in trouble for its members' sexual misdeeds. City council must approve the selection, but she is a shoo-in. Councilmember Lorie Zapf said Zimmerman is "an exceptional officer and public servant" as well as a timely choice.
Zimmerman said she will not tolerate any police officers dishonoring their badge — a problem that has haunted Lansdowne.