Lancaster has a new captain of its Sheriff’s station. Todd Weber will succeed Patrick Nelson who has been promoted to commander with the department.

Weber has been with the Sheriff’s department for 26 years and has worked in various assignments during his tenure, including stops at the Pitches Detention Center, Century Station in Lynwood, and at the Santa Clarita Valley station. Weber also worked at the Malibu/Lost Hills station and in the Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau.

“Preserving the public safety is absolutely crucial to the well-being of a community, and our city owes a great deal to the tireless efforts of our Lancaster sheriff’s station deputies,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris while introducing Weber and congratulating Nelson upon his promotion at a recent city council meeting. “We are especially grateful for Captain Nelson’s unwavering dedication to our community, both in good times and bad. Although he will be missed here at the Lancaster station, we all know that Pat will be an exceptional commander.”

Weber said he looks forward to serving the residents of Lancaster.

“It will absolutely be my honor to serve the residents of Lancaster as well as the unincorporated county area covered by the Lancaster station,” he said. “I am looking forward to getting out in the community and meeting the people we serve.”

In accepting his new position, Nelson said “I have every confidence the successes we have seen in the past several years in our community outreach efforts and our crime fighting will continue in the capable hands of my longtime friend, Todd Weber. Nelson has been with the department for 33 years.