April 13, 2023

LAWT News Service


John Guttierez, a 32-year veteran law enforcement officer, who was serving as a lieutenant of the Cal State San Bernardino Police Department, has been named the university’s new chief of police.

Guttierez, who had also been serving as the interim police chief, was chosen following a nationwide search, said Sam Sudhakar, vice president and administrator-in-charge of the Division of Administration & Finance at CSUSB.

“After an intensive search and interview process, John stood out and we are proud to have him lead the department,” Sudhakar said. “He brings a wealth of training, knowledge and experience as a police officer, field training officer, senior police office, sergeant and lieutenant serving in the Los Angeles School Police Department.”


Guttierez, who began his law enforcement career in 1991, also served for five years as a sergeant with the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police Department.

“I am committed to our campus community, building lasting sustainable relationships through positive campus safety and policing concepts and partnerships that improve, enhance, and empower our students through education as we inspire our community through the badge,” said Guttierez.

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