Port of Long Beach, California
Doug Drummond, a former two-term Long Beach City Councilman, Vice Mayor and Police Department Commander, has been named to the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-member governing body for the Port of Long Beach, California.
He was appointed by Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and unanimously confirmed by the City Council in August 2011. Under the Long Beach City Charter, the Board of Harbor Commissioners is responsible for setting policy for the Port and managing the Harbor Department.
Mr. Drummond concluded his service as a member of the City of Long Beach Civil Service Commission in 2011 to accept the Harbor Commission appointment. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Transportation Company, the public transit unit of the City of Long Beach (2010-2011), and as California State Commissioner for the Board of Parole Hearings (2008-2009). In addition, he was appointed by Supervisor Don Knabe to serve as Fish & Game Commissioner for Los Angeles County (2003-2007).
His Third District constituents elected him to the Long Beach City Council in 1990, and Mr. Drummond served two four-year terms (1990-1998) on the Council, two of those years as Vice Mayor (1994-95, 1995-96).
While on the Council, he represented the City on the Southern California Association of Government (1992-1998), where he was a member of the Transportation and Goods Movement Sub-committees and chair of the Aviation Sub-committee. He also served as a Board Member of the Los Angeles County Sanitation District (1995-1996) and President of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, representing 26 cities in Southeast Los Angeles County (1996-1998).
Mr. Drummond’s more than 45 years of service to Long Beach began in 1959 when he became a Long Beach Police Department officer, attaining the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain, and then retiring in 1988 as Commander after 29 years on the force.
He is a past president of the Long Beach Police Command Officers’ Association (1980-81) and the Long Beach Police Officers’ Association (1986-87), a former member of the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (1972-1989), a life member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (since 1959) and a member of the FBI National Academy Associates (since 1974).
In the community, Mr. Drummond is past chairman of the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross and past president of the Downtown Lions Club of Long Beach, Long Beach Youth Centers, Inc., the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Long Beach, and the Historical Society of Long Beach. He was also a member of the Board for the Long Beach International City Celebration commemorating the City's 100th Anniversary in 1988.
Also an accomplished author, he has published two novels set in Long Beach (Cyclone Racer, 2003, and What Goes Around Comes Around, 2005) and co-authored a collector’s book on the Remington Double Deringer (Dr. William H. Elliot's Remington Double Deringer, 2008).
A California native, Mr. Drummond attended Grant Elementary School and Jordan High School in Long Beach. After high school, and before joining the Long Beach Police Department in 1959, he served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in Germany and was discharged as a sergeant. He completed his education while serving as a police officer, receiving his bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach in Political Science and Public Administration (1970), a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (1973), and a doctorate in Criminology from August Vollmer University (1988). For more than 20 years, he has been a part-time faculty member teaching criminology and management classes at all three schools. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1974 and has completed a number of law enforcement short courses.
Mr. Drummond and his wife, Linda, are long-time residents of Long Beach’s Third District. Linda Drummond is a retired Wilson High School administrator and currently serves as public relations chair of the Assistance League of Long Beach. The Drummonds have two adult children. Their daughter, Marianne, following her mother’s footsteps, is mathematics department co-chair at Wilson High School, and their son, Rob, is assistant district attorney for the city of Austin, Texas.
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a primary gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. With 140 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports worldwide, the Port handles trade valued at $155 billion each year and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Southern California.