In recognition of Women’s History Month for the month of March, it has been my great honor to commemorate Police Chief Nina Jamsen as a Woman of Distinction in the 40th Assembly District for 2019. Thank you for all that you do for our community.
Chief Nina Jamsen joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 1987 and achieved many milestones for women leaders in law enforcement. Chief Jamsen was the first female use of force expert, range master, and the first female police chief in the 40th district. Chief Jamsen has made a tremendous impact as the founding member of the Crisis Intervention Team, which improved how the Sheriff’s Department manages situations involving individuals struggling with mental health matters. In this role, she partnered with the Department of Behavioral Health to construct a comprehensive method of training for Sheriff’s employees to manage this issue. In 2013, Chief Jamsen founded Woman Leaders in Law Enforcement, Inland Empire Chapter. She possesses an Executive Certificate from the Peace Officer Standards and Training, which is the highest certificate awarded only to actual chiefs heading a police department or elected sheriffs.