Police Chief Travis Walker
Chief Travis Walker joined the Cathedral City Police Department in September of 2016 as Deputy Police Chief. Following Chief Crums retirement, Deputy Chief Walker was promoted to Police Chief in October of 2017. 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.
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.
Chief Walker is a recognized subject matter expert in the areas of Active Shooter Response, Critical Incident Management, Gangs, Incident Command, and Narcotics.
Deputy Chief Anthony Yoakum
Deputy Chief Yoakum joined the Cathedral City Police Department in December of 2017. Prior to joining the City, Deputy Chief Yoakum spent 29 years with the City of Upland California Police Department. During his time with Upland he worked a variety of assignments including; Patrol, SWAT, Gangs, Detective, Supervisor, and managerial assignments, culminating with the last three years as a Captain.
He is a graduate from California’s Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training, Command College Class 54. He holds a Master’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach in Emergency Services Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education and Development, from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
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.