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 police chief for two community college police departments before having the privilege of leading the CSUF 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 CSUF Police Department is committed to providing quality service to the university to facilitate its academic and community service mission. The CSUF Police Department will successfully 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 a 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 and professionalism and will seek guidance from our community in being a catalyst for change and development.
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.
To foster equity, inclusion, and an atmosphere of respect for all. As we move forward in these uncertain times, we vow to police from the center and be part of the community and not isolated from it. Although for many years we have had a robust community engagement and training program, we recognize the need for other voices, your voices, as a staple within our department.
We intend to address reform demands by embarking on a "Listening and Sharing" Tour which is based on the following three tenets of enhanced community engagement:
- Training and Values: What this organization has done to further train its personnel. This includes implicit bias training, use of force, hate crime investigations, bias-based policing, officer mental health, and the chaplaincy support services available to the community.
- Empowerment: Empowering the community and our peace officers to work together through the Chief's Advisory Board, transparency regarding use of force data, digital complaint and feedback process, participation in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, and moderated focus groups with the community such as Game Changer.
- Outreach: In addition to the traditional forms of outreach, partner with Student Affairs, and assign officers to student groups and organizations to engage in critical conversations, develop relationships, and foster trust. Engage in two-way conversation with all members of the CSUF community through the Citizen's Academy. This critical component will provide insight into law enforcement on the CSUF campus, allow respectful dialogue and answer questions and misconceptions regarding policing.
We will actively engage in sharing this detailed plan with the public and provide ways in which interested groups or organizations may schedule a presentation time.
To request the Listening & Sharing Tour presentation and engage in respectful two-way dialogue, visit our Programs page.
CSUF Police Department Units
Command Staff consists of the Chief of Police Raymund Aguirre, a captain, and lieutenant.
- Lieutenant Mullaney: Operations
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 7 full-time and 3 part-time dispatchers.
Community Service Officer
CSUF Police Department employs 15 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.
CSUF Police Department 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 police department and Crime Prevention Unit.
To contact the Crime Prevention Unit, email CSUF PD PIO.
Emergency management focuses on preparing faculty, students and staff for emergencies. The focus is on the coordination of 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
CSUF Police Department 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. The department maintains proactive patrols throughout the campus community.
In 2017, patrol officers responded to 10,250 calls for service.
Professional staff is comprised of civilian employees who play a critical role in supporting the department. 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for key holds on your account or to return keys during the COVID-19 adjusted hours.
CSUF Police Department 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.
Have a traffic question? Email our Traffic Bureau regarding traffic-related violations, towed vehicles or general inquiries.
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Join Our Team
The CSUF 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 CSUF Police Department team? View our job availabilities below or set up a search alert with Jobs@CSUF . We look forward to hearing from you.