CiCi Focha, '87 was recently honoered by 5th District Congressman Mike Thompson as a 2016 Public Safety Hero for Sonoma County. Beow is the testimony from her union and a copy of the citation she received. Congratulations CiCi!
Congressman Mike Thompson recognized the Fifth District on Friday with awards to the Public Safety Heroes for 2016.
We are proud of our very own heroine, Sergeant Cecile Focha of the Sonoma County DSA and our Sheriff's Office.
CiCi has been with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office for over 18 years. As a single mother she worked the graveyard shift in Roseland area before becoming a detective. She promoted to Sergeant and was the very first female detective Sergeant in the history of our agency. She was instrumental in the development of the Family Justice Center. She later became the first Press Information Officer (PIO) for the Sheriff's Office. She was the first female Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) instructor for the Office and improved the training program greatly as the Sergeant for ten years.
CiCi is adjunct faculty at the Santa Rosa Junior College. She is an instructor at the police academy where she teaches sex crimes investigations, tactical communication, racial profiling, hate crimes, cultural diversity, domestic violence and EVOC. She was the driving force in the development of the "Alive at 25" program here in Sonoma County.