Who We Are
Raymund Aguirre joined the California State University, Fullerton Police Department as Chief of Police in March 2018, with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. As the Chief of Police, he provides leadership for CSUF's University Police Department's operations of a fully empowered professional police force in protecting the University community through a comprehensive public safety program. The UPD operates with a community policing approach, working with community partners, and problem solving to enhance public safety and improve the quality of life for all who work, study or visit CSUF.
Prior to CSUF, Chief Aguirre served as the Chief of Police for the San Diego Community College District Police Department (SDCCD), the second-largest community college district in California. Prior SDCCD, he served more than 12 years at the San Jose/Evergreen College District Police, advancing through the ranks from Police Sergeant to Chief of Police. Aguirre started his law enforcement career with the Palo Alto Police Department in 1997.
Chief Aguirre holds a Master's in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of the Philippines. He is also an active member on various national and regional law enforcement and chiefs' associations.
We are dedicated to ensuring the University Community's right to a crime free environment through exemplary and professional service.
The University Police Department is committed to providing quality service to the University, to facilitate its academic and community service mission. The University Police Department will successfully meet this challenge by upholding professional standards that embody the following values:
- Service Orientation: This organization seeks to distinguish itself by seizing opportunities to respond and serve our University Community. This is accomplished through a sincere interest in meeting the needs of our customers, and swift response to their concerns.
- Effective Leadership: This organization will take a leadership role and serve as an active partner in our University Community. We will achieve this through integrity, professionalism and in guidance in all our community interactions.
- Empowerment: This organization encourages individual responsibility, mutual respect and collaboration to broaden understanding. We will pursue opportunities to grow and develop, to actively invest resources and ideas in achieving shared visions and goals.
UNIVERSITY POLICE JURISDICTION:
University Police Officers are vested with the same peace officer powers of arrest as other police officers within the State of California. Their authority is granted through legislative action defined in the California Education and Penal Codes. Their primary jurisdiction covers all property owned and operated by the University, including adjacent public streets and property within a one-mile radius of the campus. In some instances their police powers extend statewide.
UNIVERSITY POLICE ANNUAL REPORT: See our latest report here.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART: A copy of our Organizational Chart is available here.