Chief of Police

Chief Decena

Peter Decena
Chief of Police

 

March 19, 2018

To my fellow Spartans,

It is with a deep mix of feelings that I announce I am leaving San Jose State University to accept the position of Chief of Police for the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department. The effective date of the appointment is April 2, 2018 and my last day on campus will be March 30, 2018.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the SJSU community for the last eight years. For an SJSU graduate in Art who never intended to become a Police Officer (let alone a Police Chief), it has been an amazing journey. Without equivocation, I can say that my time spent as the Chief of the University Police Department has been the most rewarding of my career in law enforcement. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and open minds. Thank you for your continuous support and valuable input that helped me strive to keep SJSU a safe and vibrant community. I will always treasure the partnerships we have built and the friendships I have made.

As the Department transitions to new leadership, I have no doubt that you will offer the same level of support and commitment to keeping our campus safe that made my time as the Chief of UPD such a fulfilling experience.

I wish you all safe journeys!

 

Peter Decena
Chief of Police
San José State University Police Department