Chief of Police

Chief Decena

Peter Decena
Chief of Police


On behalf of the men and women of the San José State University Police Department, welcome to the UPD website! Our mission is to engage the campus community in creating a safe environment in which to live, work and learn. This website has been designed to provide you with greater access to our department resources and services.

UPD members are highly trained and highly motivated to deliver professional police, public safety and parking services to every member of our diverse campus community. Collaboration and synergy are key elements of success, particularly in this challenging fiscal environment. In order to provide efficient and effective service to our community, UPD is fully committed to building and maintaining meaningful partnerships within the campus, throughout the adjoining neighborhoods and with all relevant local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

As a member of the campus community, you are a pivotal component in ensuring that our neighborhood remains safe. We encourage you to explore our website for useful crime prevention and awareness information that will help you to help us maintain a secure and vibrant learning environment.

Sincerely,

Peter Decena
Chief of Police
San José State University Police Department