Lodi detective Hettie Schaefer provides inside look at police career
Hettie Schaeffer is a detective with the Lodi Police
- Hettie Schaefer at a glance
Occupation: Currently a Lodi Police Department
Education: Currently a student at California
State University, Sacramento, working toward her degree in criminal
Community volunteering: Works with Krewe of
Helios, a nonprofit group where people get together and plan
events. Proceeds are given to a local charity. Recently donated
toys for Veterans of Foreign Wars. Worked with Project Dream, a
nonprofit organization working with underprivileged youths.
Awards: Recipient of the Bronze Star. Police
officer of the year for the state of California when working in
Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:52 pm
Updated: 5:00 pm, Sun Feb 12, 2012.
Hettie Schaeffer grew up around Placerville and Tahoe and was
very athletic, spending her time snowboarding, skiing and horseback
riding. As a young adult, she ventured into the world of make-up
artistry and fashion, but it wasn't until a she applied to a police
academy that she found her real calling.
In a lightly edited interview, Schaeffer gives an inside look at
what it's like to have a career in law enforcement and to be a Lodi
Police Department detective.
Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:52 pm.
Updated: 5:00 pm.