Patrol Services

Commander Daman Christensen
Commander Daman Christensen directs the Patrol Services Division for the Citrus Heights Police Department. Commander Christensen is a founding member of the Department with an exceptional record in law enforcement spanning nearly 25 years. Prior to joining CHPD, Commander Christensen distinguished himself at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Commander Christensen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master's in Public Administration and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, Session 242.

Setting the Bar High
From the moment he joined CHPD, Commander Christensen set the bar high with exceptional experience, knowledge, partnerships and accomplishments. Commander Christensen’s leadership and efforts in the development and operation of CHPD have been essential to our Department’s success. With his experience, education and proven dedication, he serves the Executive group with distinction and strong leadership ability. During the course of his career, Commander Christensen has demonstrated leadership and competency in SWAT Command, criminal and administrative investigations, along with critical incident, fleet, and traffic enforcement management.
Responsibilities and Affiliations

Commander Christensen supports 4 lieutenants, 10 sergeants, and 52 officers. The Patrol Services Division includes Traffic, K-9, Bicycle Patrol, and SWAT. Patrol Services is also responsible for the Department’s highly successful crime reduction model - Crime and Traffic in Citrus Heights (CATCH).
Along with his duties here at the Police Department, Commander Christensen serves on the Board of Directors for the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento, is a Board Member for the Sacramento Operational Area Council, is Chair for the Region IV California Peace Officers Association, and was recently elected to the FBI National Academy Associates as the 4th Vice-President.