June 1, 2011

Sgt. Tom Bailey to Retire

Sgt. Tom Bailey, a 27-year veteran of the Santa Cruz Police Department, will retire this Friday. Many in the community know Tom as a constant presence on his motorcycle helping oversee major special events like the Amgen Tour and even Durbin Day, but did you know this about Tom?

  • He started his career as a Park Ranger with the San Joaquin County Parks Department
  • During his tenure he has served as a teacher and mentor to younger officers as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor and Hostage Negotiator
  • He coordinated many community events for Special Olympics and even served as the president of the Municipal Motorcycle Officers of California
  • He has worked in Investigations, Patrol, Traffic and in our Professional Standards Unit

Please join us in wishing Tom and his family the absolute best on his retirement and in thanking him for his remarkably dedicated service to Santa Cruz! He will be missed!