Loomis Town Councilman Duncan appointed as law enforcement liaison

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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To increase transparency and communication between local government and law enforcement officers, Loomis officials created a new liaison position.

Loomis Mayor Rhonda Morillas recently appointed Loomis Town Councilman Jeff Duncan to be a law enforcement liaison to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

The law enforcement liaison’s responsibilities are to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the Loomis residents, according to Duncan.

Loomis Town Council can now directly convey residents’ concerns on public safety to local law- enforcement personnel.

“As a retired law enforcement peace officer, Councilmember Duncan is a great choice for the law enforcement liaison,” said Loomis Councilman Tim Onderko. “Between Loomis residents and our local law enforcement, he’s proven to be a problem-solver.”  

Starting in 1986, Duncan was a correctional officer in Folsom. He was promoted to correctional counselor/case manager in 2001. During that time, Duncan put himself through school and earned a psychology degree at California State University at Sacramento. Duncan was featured on filmmaker Lisa Ling’s documentary via National Geographic Explorer’s “Surviving Max” about the prison system.

“I’m really excited about this. Josh (Barnhart, Placer County Sheriff’s commander) is giving me a tour of the Loomis Sheriff’s substation on Thursday, August 23 and I’m game for any ride along with any officer following that,” Duncan said. “I want to find out what they will need from us and the town to make sure that our traffic situation is safe as well as other crime activities on our borders of Loomis. You saw how quickly our Placer County Sheriff’s took care of the individuals who rammed the gun shop on Horseshoe Bar Road not too long ago. These guys (Placer County Sheriff’s) are one of the best law enforcement agencies out there. With my background, I would be able to talk to a lot of the inmates and I could advise on any issues facing our county jails and prisons.”