BART Chief of Police
BART is currently recruiting for the Chief of Police position.
During the recruitment, Deputy Chief Jeff Jennings and Deputy Chief Benson Fairow will rotate as Acting Chief of Police. Download the brochure.
Benson H. Fairow
Deputy Chief Benson H. Fairow currently commands the Support Services Division. He began his law enforcement career in 1990 with the Oakland Police Department and joined the BART Police Department in March 2011. Deputy Chief Fairow believes strongly in collaborative, community policing-based, law enforcement efforts and implemented the Department’s Zone Policing model shortly after joining the Department.
Deputy Chief Fairow obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and University. He holds various certificates from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Policing, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.
Jeffrey Jennings was appointed Deputy Chief for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on May 20, 2013. He is currently assigned as the Operations Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Jennings has 21 years of law enforcement experience with the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department where he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Deputy Chief Jennings has a diverse professional background that includes supervising and managing Investigations, Watch Commander, the Civil Unit, Communications Center and his last assignment was the Contract City Police Chief for the City of Orinda.
Deputy Chief Jennings has a B.A. in Psychology and is finishing his Master's Degree in Public Administration. For the last 18 years, Deputy Chief Jennings has contributed his free time to his community by coaching youth basketball and track.
Lance Haight was appointed Deputy Chief for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on October 24, 2016. He currently commands the Professional Standards and Training Division.
He began his law enforcement career with BART Police in 1997 and has since worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, K-9 Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Internal Affairs Lieutenant, and Professional Standards and Training Deputy Chief.
Deputy Chief Haight is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the FBI National Academy, and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly, and a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security from American Military University.
Deputy Chief Haight serves in the community through Kops for Kids; a mentoring program to help prevent drug abuse, gangs, and violence by providing athletic, educational, and other programs for at-risk youth. He is also a lifelong supporter and volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America.
Lt. Kevin Franklin, Manager of Security Programs
Lt. Tyrone Forte, Zone 4 Commander
Lt. Ed Alvarez, Support Services
Lt. Aaron Ledford, Zone 5 Commander, Investigations
Lt. Randy Gregson, Training
Lt. Steve Coontz, Zone 2R Commander, Tactical Team, SWAT
Lt. Lance Haight, Internal Affairs
Lt. Mike Hayes, Zone 2C Commander, CAP Team, K-9
Lt. Paul Kwon, Zone 3 Commander
Zone 1 Commander Lt. Gil Lopez
Criminal Investigations Lt. Terence McCarty