Meet your new sheriff’s captains!

(L to R) Captains Don Ford and Pat Nelson will be available for a meet and greet with the public this week.

(L to R) Captains Don Ford and Pat Nelson.

PALMDALE/LANCASTER – The League of Women Voters Antelope Valley will be hosting a pair of “meet and greet” events featuring the new Los Angles County Sheriff captains. Light refreshments will be served as residents of the Antelope Valley get “up close and personal” with these recently appointed leaders.

Palmdale’s Meet & Greet with Captain Don Ford will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today (May 22) at the Chimbole Center.

Lancaster’s Meet & Greet with Captain Patrick ‘Pat’ Nelson will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday (May 23) at the Lancaster United Methodist Church, located at 918 West Avenue J.

League President Denise LaTanzi said: “The more we personally know our community leaders the better our cities will be.  Don’t miss this chance to deepen your understanding of what it takes to have quality communities.”

Captain Ford received an associate’s degree in administration of justice from Cerritos College and bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management from Union Institute and University.

Captain Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development from the University of Southern Illinois and a master’s degree in criminal justice-homeland security from Tiffin University. Nelson is also a graduate of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training’s prestigious Command College.

The League of Women Voters Antelope Valley (LWCAV) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that neither supports, nor endorses any particular candidate or party.

Anyone interested in becoming a member, or needing further information is encouraged to visit the website at

(Information via press release from the League of Women Voters Antelope Valley.)

  2 comments for “Meet your new sheriff’s captains!

  1. AVfubar
    May 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Shouldn’t hey be in better physical condition?

    • Wyatt
      May 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Did you read his CV? Impressive. That’s what you SHOULD care about.

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