Placer County, CA, City of Rocklin Police Chief Ron Lawrence has been elected PEACE for Families Board President for 2012.
He has served on the Board of Directors of PEACE for Families since 2010, most recently as Vice President. Michelle D. Coleman, PEACE for Families Executive Director states, “Because of his work in the community, Chief Lawrence has a unique understanding of the role that PEACE for Families plays for residents of Placer County. His leadership, vision, and willingness to take on a tough task are assets that will help us continue to move forward.”
Chief Lawrence has been a law enforcement officer since March of 1990 and is currently Chief of Police in the City of Rocklin. Before being appointed to Police Chief, he served as a police captain at Rocklin PD commanding many units within the Department, including Investigations, Records, 9-1-1 Center, Internal Affairs, Volunteers and others. Chief Lawrence has experience with a variety of law enforcement agencies from throughout Northern California, having promoted up through the ranks.
“I am honored to serve in the role of President for such a wonderful non-profit organization as PEACE for Families. The service PEACE provides residents and victims in Placer County is an important segment of the criminal justice system. The staff and volunteers at PEACE for Families work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement professionals throughout Placer County to offer survivors the emotional assistance they deserve,” says Chief Lawrence.
Chief Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the Union Institute & University and a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College. He attended the F.B.I. National Academy (Session 230) in Quantico, Virginia, and he is a graduate of the California Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Command College (Class 47). Chief Lawrence is a member of the Sacramento Ben Ali Shriners and the Auburn Masonic Fraternity. He is a proud father of his 18-year-old son, Eddie, and lives in Rocklin where he is happily married to his wife Jennifer and enjoys spending time with his stepchildren, Taylor, Jake and Zach.
PEACE for Families is dedicated to ending the legacy of abuse by providing survivors of domestic and sexual violence with services and resources and fostering communities where abuse is not tolerated. PEACE provides a 24-hour crisis line (800-575-5352), emergency domestic violence shelter, and service offices in Roseville and Auburn where victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families/significant others may receive therapy, legal advocacy, assistance and resources at no charge.Release