Senator Stern Names Lieutenant Jennifer Seetoo Woman of the Year

March 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO— On Monday, Senator Henry Stern named Lieutenant Jennifer Seetoo as Woman of the Year for the 27th Senate District. Just a few days on the job in early November 2018, Lieutenant Seetoo took the reins at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, serving as the acting captain during the Woolsey Fire.

After overseeing one of the largest evacuations in the history of Los Angeles County, Lieutenant Seetoo moved on to become the Malibu Liaison at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, where she is responsible for managing ongoing risks in the burn zone as well as public safety throughout the Malibu region. She is also focused on ensuring public safety at various beaches, mountains and other public spaces around Malibu.

Lieutenant Seetoo joined Senator Stern to be honored as the 27th District’s Woman of the Year on the Senate floor. Other notable honorees included CSUN President Dianne Harrison, CNN Reporter Melanie Hicken, La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Terry Walker, Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel and CSU Channel Islands President Erika Beck.

“Lieutenant Seetoo showed grace under fire when our community needed a steady hand,” said Senator Stern. “The Woolsey Fire was a no-win situation, but Lieutenant Seetoo never feared direct engagement with our hurting community, and showed the type of humility and diligence that are the signs of true leadership.”

Lieutenant Seetoo was one of the first women to graduate as an Honor Recruit from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy and previously worked as Deputy Director of the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), a cooperative effort between United States federal, state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies to address terrorism-related threat intelligence for the greater Los Angeles region. She and her husband, Joseph Seetoo, reside in Agoura Hills.