New Leadership in University Police Department


The Division of Student Affairs has announced a change in leadership in the University Police Department.

Dr. Jerry Lipson, retired chief of police from California State University, Los Angeles, has been named as the interim chief of police while a search is conducted.

Dr. Lipson started his law enforcement career with the Beverly Hills Police Department in 1967 and his campus law enforcement career in 1976 as a police lieutenant at San Diego State University. He served as director of public safety and chief of police at CSU Dominguez Hills from 1978 to 1983, and retired from Cal State L.A. in December 1997.

After retiring, he also served as an instructor in the department of criminal justice at Cal State L.A. for two years, teaching ethics. For the last three years he has been teaching cultural diversity issues to law enforcement personnel throughout the state of California at the Museum of Tolerance.

Dr. Lipson has a Ph.D. in the management of human behavior from California Pacific University, a master?s in public administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor?s degree in police science and administration from Cal State L.A.

“I hope everyone will join me in welcoming Chief Lipson to Cal Poly Pomona as he leads our public safety team during this transition,” says Tomas Morales, vice president for Student Affairs.