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Brent Kaneyuki


MEET Lieutenant Brent Kaneyuki

Office of Specialized Services – Community Advancement Division 

Lieutenant Brent Kaneyuki began his career with the Sacramento Police Department in 2002. He grew up in a military family, living in places including the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado; Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan; and the former McClellan Air Force Base, California. Before beginning his law enforcement career with the Sacramento Police Department, Brent served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army and California Army National Guard.

Brent graduated from the Sacramento Police Academy in December 2002. As an Officer, he served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Violent Crimes Reduction Officer, and Academy Corporal. He was promoted in March 2013 to Sergeant.  His assignments included Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Sergeant, Crime Suppression/Problem-Oriented Policing Sergeant, and Academy Sergeant. Brent was promoted to Lieutenant in August 2019. He currently leads the Community Advancement Division. He was previously a swing-shift Watch Commander with our East Command.

Brent has been a Sacramento Police Honor Guard Member since 2006. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Los Rios Community College. He instructs various topics at the Sacramento Regional Public Safety Center and the Sacramento Police Academy, including Use of Force. Brent is a POST-Certified Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and Physical Training Instructor. Additionally, he is the President of the Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association.

Brent has bachelor’s degree in Business Management from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego. He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (Class 384), POST Command College (Class 69), and the Executive Development Course (EDC 2022). Brent’s Department Awards include two Unit Citations, the Physical Fitness Award, and Employee of the Quarter.

Brent and his wife Veronica have two adult children and two grandsons, whom he enjoys spending time with during his time off. He has run 24 marathons, including four Boston Marathons.