A Message From The Chief

Chief Newman-TarwaterChaffey Campus Community:

As your Interim Police Chief , I want to express my support for all the important work being done by the dedicated staff, faculty, and all students.  It is an honor to be here, serving our campus community. As a California POST-certified principled policing instructor, I am committed to ensuring our police department follows all aspects of principled policing, including the four tenets: voice, respect, neutrality, and trustworthiness.

Chaffey College Police Department (CCPD) is dedicated to campus safety. We are committed to working closely with our campus community to provide a safe and secure environment for all. Whether it is through community policing initiatives, emergency response planning, or working with the college administration to address any safety concerns, CCPD is always here to support you. 

Our main focus is student success.  We also are committed to supporting mental health. We understand that the current climate can be stressful and challenging for many students, and we are committed to supporting initiatives that promote these values and encourage students to reach their full potential. In the event of a mental health crisis, our officers are trained in crisis response, and we work closely with our campus mental health professionals and local mental health organizations to provide support and resources for those in need. 

Thanks to the support of the Chaffey College Governing Board, Superintendent/President Dr. Henry Shannon and our Executive Team members, CCPD was awarded grant funding to launch our co-response Higher Education Assessment team, aka HEAT, dedicated to supporting students, and promoting campus safety and security utilizing a successful mental health threat assessment model.  

I encourage you to reach out to the Police Department if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to serve you, and together we can make our community a safer, more successful, and healthier place for all. I believe it is more important than ever for our Police Department to be transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of the community and I am proud to stand with you in this endeavor.

Sworn police officers are available 24/7 to assist in any situation by calling (909) 652-6911. For business-related issues, please call (909) 652-6632 or stop by the campus police station adjacent to the bookstore and say hello.


Cheryl Newman-Tarwater
Interim Police Chief
Chaffey College


HEAT Annual Report 2023