Captain David Griffin started his law enforcement career with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department in 1997. He was hired with the Lodi Police Department in September of 2000. Throughout his tenure at the Lodi Police Department he has worked Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, and as a Field Training Officer. He was a member of the S.W.A.T. team for four and a half years and a member of the Bomb Squad for 5 years. In 2009, he promoted to Sergeant and worked as a field supervisor in Patrol and Traffic. In 2013 he promoted to Lieutenant assigned to Administrative Services. He is currently overseeing the Operations Bureau within the Lodi Police Department.
Since 2013, Captain Griffin has been a member of the Lodi House Board of Directors. This non-profit organization’s mission is to provide food, shelter, counseling, and support to homeless women and children in San Joaquin County.
Captain Griffin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Arts from C.S.U. Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program and the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business Management Certificate Program. He has received numerous commendations throughout his career with the Lodi Police Department, more specifically the Meritorious Service award in 2013, and a Letter of Commendation for outstanding performance in managing a major traffic collision that resulted in many deaths.
The Operations Division consists of all uniform patrol services, including the Special Operations Division. In order to fully implement Community Oriented Policing services in an effort to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens, and ensure they feel safe and secure, the city has been divided into three Patrol Districts encompassing five patrol beats. Each patrol district has a commander, supervisors, and officers assigned to them. Their goal is to better communicate with the citizens within their respective districts and work with them to solve neighborhood problems, focus on problematic call locations, and to prevent and reduce crime.