Doug Drummond is retired after a career in law enforcement, eight years as an elected official, and over twenty years of part-time university teaching.
He joined the Long Beach Police Department in 1959 and retired on the last day of 1988 as a Police Commander. During that time Doug graduated from USC’s Delinquency Control Institute and the FBI National Academy. He also received a BA at CSULB, a MPA at USC, all course work toward a DPA at USC, and a Doctorate in Criminology from Vollmer University.
He was elected as the Third District representative of the Long Beach City Council in June of 1990. While a Council Member, he represented Long Beach as a Board Member of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and was the first Chair of the newly formed Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) representing 27 cities in southeast Los Angeles County (1996-1998). He also served as Vice-Mayor from 1994 to 1996. Term limits ended this service in 1998.
His community work has included service as past-President of Downtown Lions Club of Long Beach, past-President of Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Long Beach, past-Chair of the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross, past-President of Long Beach Youth Home, and past-President of the Historical Society of Long Beach. He formerly served as Chair of the Long Beach Area Republican Party.
He is now an author. His first novel, Cyclone Racer was released late in 2003. A second, What Goes Around, Comes Around, will come out in November 2005.
Doug resides in Long Beach with his wife Linda (a retired school administrator that now serves as Secretary of The Assistance League of Long Beach). They have two grown children. Their daughter, Marianne Ilmanen teaches mathematics and science at Wilson High School and their son Rob is an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas.