Chief Travis Walker is the Chief of Police for the Cathedral City Police Department, located in Southern California. He joined the Cathedral City Police Department in September of 2016, as the Deputy Chief of Police. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Disaster Preparedness, from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
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 taught the following law enforcement courses: Problem Oriented Policing, Terrorism Response and Investigation, Gang / Drug Investigations, Hostage Negotiation, Active Shooter Response, National Incident Management System, and Incident Command System. He is a sought after speaker for a variety of public safety & tactical conferences, and he teaches SWAT Command Decision-Making & Leadership for the National Tactical Officers Association. He currently serves as an Executive Fellow with the Police Foundation, is a critical incident management/response subject matter expert for California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), and is the Region 8 rep for the California Association of Tactical Officers.
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