Upcoming Board Voting

CCUPCA will open member voting for a new Treasurer and 2nd Vice President in a general meeting. Nominations for new board members can be sent to President Joel Justice via email.

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White’s Statement on Fall 2020 University Operational Plans

All 23 CSUs will move to virtual instruction for students where possible, preserving in-person and traditional instruction for situations in which it is necessary and safe to do so. Read the Chancellor’s full announcement here.

CCUPCA extends its deepest condolences for the passing of USC Public Safety Officer Guillermo Ocegueda. 

From the desk of USC Chief Thomas:

“It is with deep sorrow and sadness that I announce the death of a member of the DPS Family. Public Safety Officer (PSO) Guillermo “OC” Ocegueda passed away, August 17, 2020, at the age of 40 after a valiant battle with cancer. Throughout his entire time of service, Officer Ocegueda exemplified our Core Values of Dedication, Professionalism, and Service. Officer Ocegueda was last assigned to Day Watch Patrol on the UPC Campus where he last served as a Field Training Officer, imparting his invaluable knowledge on our newest PSOs. He also served as a Reserve Police Officer with the Taft Police Department in Taft, CA.

Officer Ocegueda will be remembered for his selfless commitment to service, consistently positive attitude, and his ability to make those around him stronger and better in their commitment to helping those in need and in their service to others. His impact on overall department morale is irreplaceable. Although he will be greatly missed, his indomitable spirit will live on in all of us as we continue to contribute to his legacy as we serve with that same commitment.

Officer Ocegueda is survived by his beloved wife, Esmeralda, two daughters, and a son, along with his mother, Maria Teresa Cordova…

…Please pray for and extend your condolences with me to the Ocegueda family during this difficult time and in the coming months.

And, finally, continue to be safe and continue to take care of our loved ones and each other.”

Want to work in Campus Safety? Check out our job postings page to see positions open around the state.

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.


Joel Justice, President
Ventura County Community College District

Hampton Cantrell, Immediate Past President
Ret., Loyola Marymount University
hamptoncantrell @ gmail.com

Al Jackson, Vice President
San Bernardino Community College District

Ralph Webb, Interim Treasurer
Cypress College

Gary Mejia, Interim Board Advisor
Ret., Fuller Theological Seminary
info@ccupca.com (Attn: Gary)

John Lovell, Legislative Representative


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.

Becoming a part of CCUPCA is fast, and it’s never been easier.  To join the California College & University Police Chiefs Association and begin your partnership with some the leading higher education law enforcement executives, click here.

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Jennifer DiMaggio
Executive Director


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Ventura, CA 93003