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File #: 20-599    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/29/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Recognize Assistant Chief of Police Daniel Winter for his Service to the City of Santa Clara
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Recognize Assistant Chief of Police Daniel Winter for his Service to the City of Santa Clara

Assistant Chief of Police Daniel "Dan" Winter began his career with the City of Santa Clara in August 1999, as a police officer. Assistant Chief Winter steadily rose through the department ranks, having been promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief of Police, in which he remains until his retirement. Assistant Chief Winter worked on many different assignments throughout his career with the City of Santa Clara, including: the Professional Standards Unit, Field Operations Division, and Services Division, where he oversaw 9-1-1 Communications, School Services, Nuisance Suppression, Training, Hiring, Crime Prevention, Police Activities League (P.A.L.), and Internal Affairs.

Assistant Chief Winter is recognized for his charity work and involvement with numerous community groups and non-profit organizations throughout Santa Clara. He serves as the State Director of the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and oversees and helps coordinate law enforcement personnel from all over Northern California as they raise over $1 million in fundraising for Special Olympics each year. Assistant Chief Winter also serves as treasurer of the Santa Clara Schools Foundation and the Vice President of the Santa Clara Optimist Club.

After a long and distinguished career of 32 years, Assistant Chief Winter will retire from law enforcement in June 2020.

Assistant Chief Winter has served the City of Santa Clara with diligence and integrity for almost 21 years and has worked in law enforcement for a total of 32 years. As a Special Order of Business at the June 9, 2020 City Council meeting, the Council will recognize and thank Assistant Chief Winter for his venerable service to the City of Santa Clara and for his dedication to public safety.

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