Deepest Sympathies

The California College and University Police Chief’s Association (CCUPCA) sends its deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the horrific mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA, to Ventura Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, who was tragically killed in the line of duty protecting others from harm, and to our partner institutions in higher education, which must now offer comfort and healing to their respective campus communities mourning the loss of students and loved ones.  CCUPCA stands with you during this difficult time.

Hampton N. Cantrell
CCUPCA President

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Become a CCUPCA Member and join the largest network of leaders in college and university safety.

CCUPCA offers one of the most comprehensive and informed networks of law enforcement leaders in California.

Representing private and public colleges & universities, our Police Chiefs, Directors and Command-level officers of our member-agencies along with our partner organizations offer a wide array of resources.

The California College & University Police Chiefs Association has rapidly become one of the most influential voices in the California legislative process.

As public policy concerning public safety on campuses of higher education evolves and adjusts to a changing society, CCUPCA remains a highly-valued perspective to our State Senate and State Assembly members.Crime prevention, victim’s rights, technologies, and the commitment to creating greater continuity in all law enforcement legislation to make campuses and communities safer are our key priorities.

CCUPCA offers excellent resources for ongoing professional development through a catalog of learning opportunities.

In addition to our Annual Conference and General Assembly that features many of the most skilled and insightful experts in a variety of relevant fields, we also offer our annual Executive Development Update Course, certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). CCUPCA is also proud to offer a truly unique member-executives program in two forms: Peer Mentoring for newly-appointed Chiefs and Directors, and our Peer Review Panel to provide organizational assessments to assist our newest leaders in these roles to more accurately and fully understand agency assets, skills, needs and appropriate options for achieving desired objectives.

CCUPCA is proud to recognize those individuals, units, teams and agencies who have distinguished themselves in service to their campuses, contributions to the mission of higher education law enforcement, as well as those individual acts of conspicuous courage and bravery.


Hampton Cantrell, President
Loyola Marymount University

Donn Peterson, President
Humboldt State University

Jeff Talbott, Vice President
University of Redlands

Joel Justice, 2nd Vice President
Ventura County Community College District

Treasurer – pending

Executive Director
Jennifer DiMaggio

Legislative Representative
Ron Levine
Foothill-De Anza Community College District



The California College and University Police Chiefs Association represents institutions in higher education currently serving more than 3 million students, staff and faculty throughout the State of California.  CCUPCA members are police chiefs, directors and command-level officers from nearly 100 public and private colleges and universities in California.

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Jennifer DiMaggio
Executive Director


71 Day Rd
Ventura, CA 93003