June 16, 2010 - CSUB's new Police Chief, Marty Williamson, was sworn in today in a ceremony attended by colleagues, friends and family members on campus. Michael Neal, Vice President for Business and Administrative Services, led Williamson in his vow. Then, the chief's wife, Kim Williamson, pinned his badge onto his uniform.
Williamson not only joins the CSUB family, but he also joins his own family on campus. Kim Williamson works at CSUB as the assistant director for the Center for Community Engagement and Career Education. The couple's daughter, Kayla, 22, is working on her teaching credential at CSUB and their son, Justin, 20, will be transferring to CSUB from Bakersfield College this fall to study business administration.
Williamson retired in May from the Kern County Sheriff's Department, where he worked for 32 years, most recently as Undersheriff - the second-highest ranking position in the department. He also has been a part of the CSUB staff as an adjunct instructor, teaching public administration and criminal justice classes for the past 10 years. And, he's an alumnus of CSUB, having earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees here.
"I'm still planning to teach," Williamson said. "I enjoy getting to interact with students in the classroom. And I am continually learning from them, as well."
Neal said the new police chief brings years of not only public safety experience, but also emergency preparedness - a goal of CSUB. One of Williamson's first duties is to oversee the implementation of a new emergency operations center on campus.
Williamson replaces former police chief Claudia Neal (no relation to Michael Neal), who retired in April after nearly seven years in the position.
"Marty will now continue in the tradition she had created to bring our police department to new levels of service," Neal said.
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Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications