Nord is replacing Interim Police Chief Stephen Lampe, who is retiring.
PASO ROBLES, CA, December 17, 2021 – The City of Paso Robles has announced the appointment of a new Police Chief, Damian Nord. Chief Nord took over on December 21, 2022.
Nord was selected after a competitive nationwide recruitment process.
Damian Nord began his career with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a Detention Deputy, later promoting to Deputy Sheriff in 2001. Damian worked his way through the ranks serving as a Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, and most recently as a Chief Deputy in charge of Investigations and Detentions. Damian also has prior experience working for the City of Paso Robles as a Police Officer. Damian holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and attended the Executive Leadership Program at USC Price School of Public Policy.
“I’m excited the city was able to recruit a top-notch Police Chief like Damian Nord,” said City Manager Ty Lewis, “Chief Nord brings a wealth of experience, character, and positive energy to our community. Chief Nord’s proven ability to effectively work with diverse communities, like Paso Robles, will serve us well.”
Nord has replaced Interim Police Chief Stephen Lampe, who retires at the end of the year.
"I am honored to be joining a team of talented professionals with the City of Paso Robles," says Chief Nord. "I look forward to working with everyone to keep the city safe and build trust and partnerships throughout the community."
Mary Sponhaltz, Support Services Manager
Paso Robles Police Department