Landy Black Sworn in as Davis’ 10th Police Chief

Amid much excitement, anticipation, mixed in perhaps with some relief, Davis City Manager Bill Emlen swore in Landy Black as Davis’ new police chief.

The newly sworn-in Chief Black was joined by a number of colleagues, friends, and his very proud wife and parents yesterday before a full contingent of Davis Police Officers, elected office holders, and other community leaders.

Mayor Sue Greenwald led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and made a few opening comments praising Captain Black’s experience and looking forward to the future.

Chief Black acknowledged in general terms some of the turmoil and challenges that have occurred in the past and that he will face in the future. He has close ties with a number of other prominent local chiefs including UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza with whom he worked closely as she had a parallel job with the University of Washington in Seattle and with whom he had attended the police academy.

This was a day for hope and a day for new beginnings. We all wish Chief Black good luck and we need him to be a success for the sake of the citizens of this community. He has much work to do, but we are very hopeful that he will be able to provide this community with the kind of leadership and drive necessary to solve many longstanding problems. We all need him to succeed.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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  • David Greenwald

    Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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24 comments

  1. We wish Chief Landy Black much success as our new Police Chief.

    His experience gives us hope for improved community relations through dialog and perhaps some needed changes or improvements even as we tackle difficult issues.

  2. We wish Chief Landy Black much success as our new Police Chief.

    His experience gives us hope for improved community relations through dialog and perhaps some needed changes or improvements even as we tackle difficult issues.

  3. We wish Chief Landy Black much success as our new Police Chief.

    His experience gives us hope for improved community relations through dialog and perhaps some needed changes or improvements even as we tackle difficult issues.

  4. We wish Chief Landy Black much success as our new Police Chief.

    His experience gives us hope for improved community relations through dialog and perhaps some needed changes or improvements even as we tackle difficult issues.

  5. Sharla said…

    Welcome to Chief Black!

    The connection to the UCD Police Chief is a positive item that wasn’t known broadly before. Being connected to someone who is familiar with our younger and sometimes more rambuncious citizens is a very good thing.

    I have high hopes for Chief Black’s success and believe that we can all support him while he establishes himself and his family in the community.

  6. Sharla said…

    Welcome to Chief Black!

    The connection to the UCD Police Chief is a positive item that wasn’t known broadly before. Being connected to someone who is familiar with our younger and sometimes more rambuncious citizens is a very good thing.

    I have high hopes for Chief Black’s success and believe that we can all support him while he establishes himself and his family in the community.

  7. Sharla said…

    Welcome to Chief Black!

    The connection to the UCD Police Chief is a positive item that wasn’t known broadly before. Being connected to someone who is familiar with our younger and sometimes more rambuncious citizens is a very good thing.

    I have high hopes for Chief Black’s success and believe that we can all support him while he establishes himself and his family in the community.

  8. Sharla said…

    Welcome to Chief Black!

    The connection to the UCD Police Chief is a positive item that wasn’t known broadly before. Being connected to someone who is familiar with our younger and sometimes more rambuncious citizens is a very good thing.

    I have high hopes for Chief Black’s success and believe that we can all support him while he establishes himself and his family in the community.

  9. I regret that we couldn’t make it down to attend the swearing in ceremony.

    Dody & Landy Black…all our love and best wishes. We Washingtonians shall miss you.

    For the residents of Davis, congratulations for your good choice.

    Vikki & Ed
    Lakewood, Wa

  10. I regret that we couldn’t make it down to attend the swearing in ceremony.

    Dody & Landy Black…all our love and best wishes. We Washingtonians shall miss you.

    For the residents of Davis, congratulations for your good choice.

    Vikki & Ed
    Lakewood, Wa

  11. I regret that we couldn’t make it down to attend the swearing in ceremony.

    Dody & Landy Black…all our love and best wishes. We Washingtonians shall miss you.

    For the residents of Davis, congratulations for your good choice.

    Vikki & Ed
    Lakewood, Wa

  12. I regret that we couldn’t make it down to attend the swearing in ceremony.

    Dody & Landy Black…all our love and best wishes. We Washingtonians shall miss you.

    For the residents of Davis, congratulations for your good choice.

    Vikki & Ed
    Lakewood, Wa

  13. I appreciate the comments from Chief Black’s friends and colleagues. I appreciated seeing his friends and family at his swearing-in. Everyone here is Davis I think is very hopeful that Chief Black can come in and help us. We have gone through a very tough time in recent years and are in need of good leadership but just as importantly a good and decent man, and what I have seen and heard in the last few days suggests that we have at the very least found the latter. I like to think of Davis as tough but fair. I wish Landy Black the very best.

    Sincerely,

    David Greenwald
    aka Doug Paul Davis
    Blog Editor and writer
    People’s Vanguard of Davis

  14. I appreciate the comments from Chief Black’s friends and colleagues. I appreciated seeing his friends and family at his swearing-in. Everyone here is Davis I think is very hopeful that Chief Black can come in and help us. We have gone through a very tough time in recent years and are in need of good leadership but just as importantly a good and decent man, and what I have seen and heard in the last few days suggests that we have at the very least found the latter. I like to think of Davis as tough but fair. I wish Landy Black the very best.

    Sincerely,

    David Greenwald
    aka Doug Paul Davis
    Blog Editor and writer
    People’s Vanguard of Davis

  15. I appreciate the comments from Chief Black’s friends and colleagues. I appreciated seeing his friends and family at his swearing-in. Everyone here is Davis I think is very hopeful that Chief Black can come in and help us. We have gone through a very tough time in recent years and are in need of good leadership but just as importantly a good and decent man, and what I have seen and heard in the last few days suggests that we have at the very least found the latter. I like to think of Davis as tough but fair. I wish Landy Black the very best.

    Sincerely,

    David Greenwald
    aka Doug Paul Davis
    Blog Editor and writer
    People’s Vanguard of Davis

  16. I appreciate the comments from Chief Black’s friends and colleagues. I appreciated seeing his friends and family at his swearing-in. Everyone here is Davis I think is very hopeful that Chief Black can come in and help us. We have gone through a very tough time in recent years and are in need of good leadership but just as importantly a good and decent man, and what I have seen and heard in the last few days suggests that we have at the very least found the latter. I like to think of Davis as tough but fair. I wish Landy Black the very best.

    Sincerely,

    David Greenwald
    aka Doug Paul Davis
    Blog Editor and writer
    People’s Vanguard of Davis

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