Community Services Officer Gail Jimenez began volunteering with the Winters Police Department in 2001. She holds an associate’s degree in History from Woodland Community College and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of California at Davis along with a minor in education. CSO Jimenez was promoted to the position of Community Services Officer in 2006. She attended the Community Services Officer academy in Napa and also holds certificates in Crime Scene Investigations and Crime Prevention.
When asked why she chose to work in law enforcement she provided two references: the first being Sir Isaac Newton’s third law which states that for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction, first presented in his work the “Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis” in 1686. The second is Dr. Edmond Locard’s exchange principle which states every contact leaves a trace, one of the founding principles of forensic science. Both references formed CSO Jimenez’ philosophy of using what you have learned to help others.
CSO Jimenez is currently jointly assigned to the Property/ Evidence, Patrol, and Records divisions. CSO Jimenez assists with outreach projects, criminal investigation, special projects, property and evidence, the Department’s social media pages and Cadet program. She was recognized as the Officer of the Year in 2016, the first non-sworn officer at the Winters Police Department to receive the honor.