Public Affairs

CSU Welcomes New Chief Law Enforcement Officer

July 19, 2010

Nate Johnson was recently sworn in as the CSU's Chief Law Enforcement Officer. Johnson comes to the Chancellor's Office from Sonoma State where he served as the University's Chief of Police for 11 years. During his final three-plus years in that position, he concurrently served as the System-wide Police Coordinator.

Entering the field of law enforcement as a special institutional police officer in 1980, Johnson brings over 30 years of law enforcement experience to his new role.

As the CSU's Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Johnson will oversee compliance issues with Police Services and Emergency Management matters including Trustees security issues, critical response and mitigation. Additionally, Johnson will be responsible for the areas of increased continuity amongst the campuses, professional accreditation and efficiency in system-wide police services.

Johnson received his Associate Degree in Criminology, Bachelor of Science in Organization Behavior, Master of Public Administration and Doctorate in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco where he also serves as an adjunct faculty member.