Cal Poly Pomona Names Michael Guerin as Chief of Police

Cal Poly Pomona Names Michael Guerin as Chief of Police
Michael Guerin becomes the new chief of police for Cal Poly Pomona on Jan. 5, 2004.

Michael Guerin, who is currently serving as the chief of the Law Enforcement Branch of the Governor?s Office of Emergency Services, has been named the new chief of police for Cal Poly Pomona. His appointment is effective Jan. 5, 2004.

?Mike Guerin is a great addition to the university family,? says President J. Michael Ortiz. ?His diverse background in law enforcement makes him an ideal choice for this important position on campus.?

Guerin joins the university after nearly 30 years in law enforcement. At the Governor?s Office of Emergency Services, he administrated a staff of peace officers providing assistance and coordination to state and local law enforcement agencies in preparing for, and responding to, emergency situations. In this role, he is the state law enforcement mutual aid coordinator, the executive officer for the State Strategic Committee on Terrorism and the chair of the State Threat Advisory Committee.

Other experiences include work as chief investigator for the Department of Motor Vehicles, deputy director of the Governor?s Office of Emergency Services and in municipal police agencies in Pasadena, La Verne and Cypress.

Guerin is an adjunct instructor at the California Specialized Training Institute and the federal government?s National Emergency Training Center. He has been published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, the Journal of California Law Enforcement, the Tactical Edge, Western Fire Journal and the British Columbia Police Journal.

?The position of chief of police on a college campus must possess extraordinary interpersonal and communication skills,? comments Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Gary Fredericksen. ?I believe that Chief Guerin is an excellent fit for Cal Poly Pomona. It is also important to acknowledge the extraordinary job of Chief Jerry Lipson over the past nine months.?

Guerin has a bachelor?s degree in criminal justice administration from San Diego State University and an associate?s degree in police science from Chaffey College. He is a graduate of Upland High School.