The new captain at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station is settling into his new leadership position as his first week on the job draws to a close.
CVW announced last week that Bill Song as of May 5 was the new captain of the station replacing Dave Silversparre who served as CV’s captain for the last five years.
Like Silversparre, Song was raised in Crescenta Valley.
“I grew up here … went to Rosemont Middle School and CV [Crescenta Valley] High School,” Song said.
He has spent most of his adult life in the east area of Los Angeles County, but added it was nice to come back to where he grew up.
“[La Crescenta] has changed for the better,” he said. There are more businesses and the community has grown since he was in high school, he added.
Song officially started his new job on Sunday at midnight; Monday was his first full day.
“At this moment, I am just getting to know the station personnel,” he said.
He is working on making certain the transition is smooth and that the deputies’ morale is high. He is still navigating all aspects of the CV Station and the area including familiarizing himself with the community’s support and getting to know the office of Supervisor Michael Antonovich.
The CV Station covers a wide area, from Lake View Terrace to La Cañada. The areas border other law enforcement agencies including Los Angeles, Glendale and Pasadena police. CV Station works with the California Highway Patrol as well. Song plans on introducing himself to the officials in those law enforcement agencies.
He said he is aware of the station’s strong community support and wants to build on that support.
“I think with the [station’s] personnel out [in the community] patrolling and with our detectives, if we collaborate with the community we can make it even better than it already is,” Song said.
Before taking the captain’s chair at CV, Song worked as the aide to Assist. Sheriff Cecil Rhambo.
“[Rhambo] was in charge of Homeland Security, court services and now county-wide services and custody division,” he said.
Song worked closely with commanders from different areas ensuring that everyone was working together.
Capt. Silversparre has started his new job at the Communications and Fleet Management Bureau.