Randal Quan of the Los Angeles Police Department Named Cal Poly
Pomona's New Chief of Police
Quan, the first Chinese-American captain in the history of the Los
Angeles Police Department, has been named Cal Poly Pomona's new
chief of police effective Oct. 1.
At Cal Poly
Pomona, Quan will fill the role of current Chief of Police Kim Plater,
who is retiring after 12 years of distinguished service at the university.
Quan will oversee the safety and security needs of the campus, which
include supervision of police, emergency preparedness, dispatch
services, and the administration of several regional and federal
no way for me to replace Kim Plater," said Quan, a resident
of Walnut. "She has a terrific work ethic and a huge heart.
I'll make every effort to fill the void she'll leave, but it will
be difficult for anyone to fill. I see this as a tremendous opportunity,
and I'm looking forward to providing a safe environment for the
community to continue their education and do their work."
A seasoned law
enforcement administrator with more than 25 years of experience,
Quan currently serves as commanding officer of 335 sworn and civilian
employees of the Los Angeles Police Department's Jail Division.
joined the Los Angeles Police Department as a reserve police officer
in 1975. He entered the Police Academy as a recruit officer in 1976
and graduated first in his class. He also holds a juris doctorate
from Southwest University of Law and a bachelor's degree in criminal
justice from Cal State Los Angeles.
Quan is a seasoned law enforcement professional and will be an exceptional
addition to our team," said Tomas Morales, vice president for
Student Affairs. "His wide range of experience should prove
to be of great value and we are delighted that he will be joining
the Cal Poly Pomona family."