Shauna Gates Appointed Police Chief at Riverside Community College District

Shauna Gates Appointed Police Chief at Riverside Community College District


In late September San Bernardino Police Lieutenant Shauna Gates was sworn in as Chief of Police at Riverside Community College District’s Board of Trustees meeting.   Gates began her career in law enforcement in 1993 as an officer with the Pomona Police Department where she served as a patrol officer and helicopter flight officer and in 1999, she accepted a position with the San Bernardino Police Department as a patrol officer. During her years with the San Bernardino Police Department Gates worked several different assignments including patrol, problem-oriented policing, investigative liaison and vice/narcotics. In 2007, she was promoted to detective and assigned to district crimes and specialized crimes, Gates also served victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and robbery. And for a brief period, she also served in the department’s homicide division.  Just eight months after she was promoted to detective Gates was promoted to sergeant. In that role she served first as a patrol supervisor and two then spent two years as supervisor for community policing.   In January 2018, Gates became a lieutenant and earned an assignment to manage the Dispatch Center and Records Bureau.  Gates has an associate’s degree in Administration of Justice, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and master’s degree in Emergency Management from California State University, Long Beach.     During Gates’ swearing in ceremony Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D. commented, “Over the last 26 years, Shauna has progressed in her career to become a well-respected officer and an expert in community policing and safety preparedness.”  He concluded, “She is someone who can effectively lead the District’s Security and Police department as well as oversee our emergency service needs while ensuring our students, faculty and staff have a safe and secure learning environment.”

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