Chief George Crum
Chief George Crum became the Chief of Police in Cathedral City on December 10, 2014. He began his law enforcement career as a police officer in 1987 when he joined the Fullerton Police Department. He was promoted to Corporal in 1996, Sergeant in 2003, Lieutenant in 2008 and Captain in 2012. During his 29 year law enforcement career, he has worked assignments in the Patrol Bureau, Traffic Bureau, Narcotics Unit, Crime Impact Unit, Internal Affairs and Special Weapons and Tactics.
Chief Crum holds an associate of science degree in police science from Fullerton College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Fullerton and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Chief Crum possesses his Executive Certificate which was issued by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training and he is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.
He is a Drug Recognition Expert and state recognized expert in DUI alcohol and Drug cases. He offers expert testimony in narcotics cases, impaired driving cases and vehicular homicide cases. He has trained and certified approximately 500 Officers as Drug Recognition Experts throughout California since 2004. He was honored by The California Office of Traffic Safety in 2011 as a California Law Enforcement Challenge Award winner for his statewide efforts in DUI and DUI-Drugs. He was awarded the first ever DRE Excellence Award by M.A.D.D. in 2014.
Deputy Police Chief Travis Walker
Deputy Chief Travis Walker joined the Cathedral City Police Department in September of 2016. Prior to joining Cathedral City Police Department, he spent twenty-years with the San Bernardino Police Department, where he worked a variety of assignments throughout his career; to include Patrol, Bicycle Mounted Enforcement, Narcotics, Gangs, K9, Specialized Enforcement Bureau, and various Detective, Supervisor, and Management Assignments. He also served as the Tactical Commander during the 2015 terror attack in the city of San Bernardino.
Deputy Chief Walker has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Disaster Preparedness from Grand Canyon University, and possesses a Management Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training. He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.
Deputy Chief Walker is a recognized subject matter expert in the areas of Active Shooter Response, Critical Incident Management, Gangs, Incident Command, and Narcotics.
Commander Glen Haas
Commander Haas is our Investigations Commander. He has over 28 yrs experience in law enforcement with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Springs Police Department and Cathedral City Police Department. He holds a Master of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Public Administration/Criminal Justice at Valdosta State University in Georgia. He is a graduate of the LAPD/West Point Leadership Academy, POST Management School, POST Executive Development and the Force Science Institute.
Commander Haas is a recognized expert in use of force, assessment & evaluation, and officer training. He has held positions as a Regional Trainer and Independent Consult for the California Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training, and as adjunct faculty at several community colleges.
Commander Julio Luna
Administrative Services Commander
Commander Luna is currently assigned as Administrative Services Commander. He is the current Assistant Commander of the Desert Regional SWAT Team.
Commander Luna joined the Cathedral City Police Department as a Police Officer in 1992. He holds a Master of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University. Commander Luna is a graduate of the Supervisor Leadership Institute and the California POST Management Course.
During his 23 years of service, he has worked several assignments, including Patrol, Investigations, and Gangs. He has also served as a Department instructor in arrest & control techniques, self-defense, baton, and range.
Commander Paul Herrera
Commander Herrera is currently the Department’s Operation’s Commander. He started his career with the Banning Police Department and has been with CCPD for over 20 years holding assignments in SWAT, Investigations, and Field Training.
As a sergeant, Lt. Herrera supervised the Blight Abatement Team and the Investigations Bureau.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and a graduate degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands, and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.