Meet the Officers
Supervisor Jennifer Bender
In 1999 I began my career as an Animal Services Officer with the Lodi Police Department. My background and degree is in Animal Science & Business. In 2010 I was promoted to Supervisor. During these last 21 years of service I have been honored with LPD Employee of the Year twice, Employee of the Quarter with the City of Lodi and have earned a promotion to a non-sworn Sargent position. I knew from the start of my career I wanted to make a difference in our community and evolve the shelter and care of animals to a higher potential and standard. I strive to improve our city shelter, make a difference in how the citizens perceive our local shelter and bring innovative ways to improve overall. We are the voice for the animals, they need us as well as we need them. I will continue to make a difference for many years to come. Thank You to everyone for their support.
Animal Services Officer Jordan Kranich
ASO Jordan Kranich started with the department in 2016. In just four years he has been awarded Employee of the Year and has be assigned as a Field Training Officer. His determination to improve the shelter and engage the community has been evident. From Fun Runs with Tokay High School, play yard improvements, and shelter building improvements, Officer Kranich continues to push for the best care and conditions for shelter pets as well as the staff and volunteers who care for them.
Animal Services Officer Kelli Styles
ASO Kelli Styles started with the Department in 2018, being our newest ASO she has demonstrated every day her dedication and love for the animals. In 2015 ASO Styles graduated from Carrington College as a Veterinary Technician. As a licensed vet technician she has become an asset to our shelter by bring in additional medical care knowledge. She strives to protect people from dangerous animals, to rescue those animals in dangerous situations and promote positive animal welfare in the city.