George Nielsen is the retired Chief of Police for the City of Placerville, California Police Department where he and his wife Sue have been residents of the Placerville area since 1989. George is a 30 year veteran of public safety and is a graduate of the University of Virginia, FBI National Academy where he was amongst a select group to complete the Leadership Challenge program. George is a member of the California Police Chief's Association, past Chair of the El Dorado County Local Area Disaster Council and past Chair of the El Dorado County Homeland Security Funding Authority Board. George holds a California Peace Officer Standards and Training Executive Certificate and is currently a Principal/VP Operations/Logistics/Government Affairs for 3D System Integrators, a recently founded technology company.
George is a Board Member of the business Board for Marshall Medical Center - a full service regional hospital and is past President for the Board of Trustees, Marshall Foundation for Community Health. George is a Senior Fellow American Leadership Forum - Mountain/Valley Chapter, past President and Board Member New Morning Youth and Family Services, Board Member El Dorado Western Slope Boys and Girls Club, Board Member Sierra Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, School Board Member Northern California Conference El Dorado Adventist School, past President The Center for Violence Free Relationships and past President for the Placerville Masonic Center Association Board. George is an Eagle Scout, BSA and an adult leader for Scouting. George and Sue have two sons. George is a lifelong horse owner and trainer as well as western history, outdoors and collector car enthusiast.