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Sheriff Names New Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Captain

Sheriff Names New Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain


Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials announced Friday that Capt. Roosevelt Johnson is the new station leader, replacing acting Capt. Lt. Robert Lewis.

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Johnson’s new post became effective Sunday, and he comes to the Santa Clarita Valley from the Sheriff’s Department’s Headquarters Bureau.

Johnson left Altadena for an assignment with the Headquarters Bureau since mid-2012, after serving as operations lieutenant in Altadena, according to Altadena Point.

Johnson served as a division aide for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s at Headquarters Bureau, according to Sheriff’s Station officials.

New Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Capt. Roosevelt Johnson, third from left, in a photo with Altadena Sheriff's Station officials. (Courtesy of

Lewis replaced Capt. Paul Becker on an interim basis, who was named Sheriff’s Station captain in 2011.

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Lewis began interim duties back in October. Becker officially retired in February, after more than 30 years with the department.

Becker, who’s been with the station since early 2010, came to Santa Clarita from the Sheriff’s Department’s Cold Case Homicide Unit based in downtown Los Angeles. Becker has been a member of the department for more than 30 years.

Becker has worked with the city of Santa Clarita and various community leaders to institute a number of programs, including the J-Team, which focuses on juvenile intervention, as well as the DFYiT program, which has been a partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District and the city of Santa Clarita.

During Becker’s three-plus year tenure, crime rates have remained the lowest compared to nearly all sheriff’s station in Los Angeles County.

Lewis is still at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

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Source: Santa Clarita News

Sheriff Names New Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Captain

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