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Former Lodi police chief David Main may take Delta College job

Trustees to vote on appointment of David Main tonight

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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:29 am, Tue May 17, 2011.

The former chief of the Lodi Police Department is positioned to be the next director of public safety for San Joaquin Delta College.

The decision to hire David Main, who served the Lodi Police Department for nearly 30 years and retired in 2010, could be made by the college’s board of trustees this evening.

As director of public safety, Main would oversee both the campus’ police force and instructors who train them. If hired, Main’s annual salary will be between $90,000 and $107,000 with 24 vacation days, said Vince Brown, vice president of human resources at San Joaquin Delta College.

“He was an ideal candidate because he has not only been an instructor here, he’s also been a police chief,” Brown said.

Main said he didn’t want to be presumptuous, but would welcome the opportunity to take on the position if the trustees approved.

“I hope it’s approved,” Main said. “It would be a great opportunity and it’s a great organization.”

Main began instructing students at Delta College’s police academy on a part-time basis in 1991. If he is accepted to the position, Main would not continue teaching at the campus, he said.

The 53-year-old also taught for the University of Phoenix. If hired, he could teach at the Phoenix campus, Brown said.

“He can do it, as long as it’s on his own time,” Brown said.

Delta College has been interviewing candidates for the public safety director position for the last six months, Brown said. The intensive process featured a hiring committee, background checks and two levels of interviews.

“It’s not a short process like it can be in the private sector,” he said.

Main was one of three final candidates selected for the position, Brown said.

As a member of Lodi’s police force, Main helped create Lodi’s first Neighborhood Watch and also offered input on the design of the department’s nearly $14 million public safety building that was completed in 2004. He served the department for 28 years and was police chief from 2008 to 2010.

He retired in 2010 to spend time with his wife, Roya, who was suffering from breast cancer. He offered to come back to work full-time because she has gone through her treatment and received an encouraging prognosis, Main said.

“I was very fortunate to be able to be with her as she went through that,” he said. “She went through her treatment and things went really well.”

Main would collect his CalPERS pension from the Lodi Police Department if he is selected for the position, he said.

The San Joaquin Delta College Board of Trustees meets in a closed session at 4 p.m. today and has a public meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will be at the campus board room, Administration 103, located at 5151 Pacific Ave. in Stockton.

Contact reporter Jordan Guinn at jordang@lodinews.com.

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1 comment:

  • Jackson Scott posted at 2:44 pm on Tue, May 17, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 382

    I have to wonder how much of a pension Main will get from SJDC if he works 10 years at $100K per year. Hmmmmm....

     

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