Local Residents Met New San Diego Police Chief
District 5 Meet and Greet
New San Diego Police Department (SDPD) Chief David Nisleit recently attended a meet and greet at the Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center. The event was a chance for community members to get to know Chief Nisleit and learn about local safety issues.
The meet and greet was hosted by District 5 Councilmember Mark Kersey – a hometown event for Chief Nisleit, who is also a District 5 resident. Other attendees included Captain Christopher Knighten, Lieutenant Natalie Stone, Lieutenant Duane Voss, Officer Christina Santos, Officer Julie Dragt, and other officers from the SDPD Northeastern Division, which oversees the region.
Chief Nisleit assumed his new role as the city’s 35th police chief this past March, replacing retiring Chief Shelley Zimmerman. He has been with SDPD since 1988 in a variety of roles, from SWAT to narcotics to homeless outreach. His credentials include a master’s degree in business management from University of Redlands, graduating from the FBI National Academy in 2014, and earning a Congressional recognition in 2008.
Nisleit comes from a family of SDPD officers – his father served in the department for 35 years, and his son currently serves as a patrol officer.
The City of San Diego’s District 5 covers Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Miramar Ranch North, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Encantada, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual, Scripps Miramar Ranch, and Torrey Highlands.