Chief Raymund Aguirre
Meet our Chief
Ray Aguirre started his career in law enforcement in 1997 with the Palo Alto Police Department. He gained experience through the years and became a police chief for two community college police departments before having the privilege of leading the CSUF University Police Department in March, 2018.
Chief Aguirre is cognizant of the important role public safety plays on a university campus. He recognizes educational law enforcement's task is to develop healthy relationships with the community, thereby solidifying a partnership of respect and trust.
Aguirre plans to expand the Community Policing initiative by hosting additional outreach programs such as Coffee With A Cop, Orange County's GRIP and supporting Special Olympics. He will introduce new programs such as Game Changer and Coffee With The Chief, which are geared towards making the police department more accessible and transparent with the community they serve.
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 succesfully meet this challenge by upholding professional standards that embody the following values:
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.
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.
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.
We are dedicated to ensuring the University Community's right to a crime free environment through exemplary and professional service.
The UPD Command Staff consists of Chief of Police Raymund Aguirre and 3 captains.
- Captain Willey: Administrative Services
Responsible for answering 9-1-1 calls (24/7), the Communications Center dispatches police and CSO's, works with campus departments and outside agencies, and is staffed by 8 full-time and 3 part-time dispatchers.
Community Service Officer
UPD employs 41 student CSOs.
They provide services such as nightly safety escorts, loss prevention, fire watches, campus patrols, awareness, education and much more.
To learn more about the CSO program, visit the CSO Program page.
UPD provides crime prevention training for students, faculty and staff to decrease crime campus wide. Officers attend orientation programs to inform the campus community of services provided by the UPD and Crime Prevention Unit.
To contact the Crime Prevention Unit, call (657) 278-3423.
Emergency Management Coordinator Susan Fisher focuses on preparing faculty, students and staff for emergencies. She coordinates evacuation drills, mock disasters, active shooter training and various additional programs throughout the year.
CSUF Irvine Center offers a variety of general education, major and support classes. They provide complete undergraduate degree programs in a small, personalized environment.
Learn more about police services at Irvine Center
K9 Glock and his handler Officer Bauer, make up UPD's Explosives Detection Team.
Glock and Officer Bauer have been a team since October, 2017. Glock is a black lab and is certified through POST, ATF and DHS.
They are utilized at concerts, graduations, dignitary protection, bomb threats and more.
North County SWAT
UPD partners with Fullerton, Brea, La Habra, La Palma and Placentia Police Departments which make up North County SWAT.
The team is specifically trained and equipped to handle calls such as those involving barricaded suspects, hostage situations and riots.
Patrol consists of 12 officers, 5 corporals and 4 sergeants. They provide service to Cal State Fullerton main campus and Irvine Center. UPD maintains proactive patrols throughout the campus community.
In 2017, patrol officers responded to 10,250 calls for service.
The Professional staff is comprised of 11 civilian employees who play a critical role in supporting the UPD. They create and manage the administrative structure and provide professional expertise across a diverse range of functions.
Comprised of civilian employees, the Records Bureau is responsible for the control and maintenance of all police reported incidents, crime, collision and stolen property reports as well as processing reports for the North Justice Center.
UPD employs two motor officers whose main objective is educating the campus community on traffic safety.
They conduct lectures and safe driving demonstrations, engage in DUI Enforcement and partner with other law enforcement agencies throughout Orange County.
Questions? Email a traffic officer.
Join Our Team
The University Police Department is comprised of a diverse and extraordinary contingent of men and women who dedicate themselves every day to upholding our mission to ensure the University community's right to a crime-free environment through exemplary and professional service.
Interested in becoming part of the UPD Team? View our job availabilities below or set up a search alert with Jobs@CSUF . We look forward to hearing from you.
Congratulations to UPD Sergeant Bedell, Corporal LeQuang, Officer McCarthy, Officer Xiong and Dispatcher Barnagian for being recognized by the Fullerton City Council for your bravery and life saving efforts on November 5, 2018.