BART Chief of Police
On April 21, 2017 BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced the hiring of Carlos Rojas as Chief of Police, welcoming him to BART from the Santa Ana Police Department, where he served as Chief for five years and as an officer since 1990.
Rojas brings 27 years of extensive experience and leadership in community policing. He is not only an advocate but also an educator in Community Oriented Policing practices, having trained the discipline to national police forces in Central America and having taught and mentored college students on the subject. He also brings a wealth of Homeland Security expertise and knowledge to the District.
Rojas is a recipient of multiple law enforcement Medals of Valor, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Chapman University, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach, with additional professional training at the FBI National Academy. He is BART’s first Latino Chief of Police.
His start date is still to be determined but will likely be sometime in late May or early June. Until then, Deputy Chief Jeff Jennings is the Acting Chief of Police.
Deputy Chief - Jeffrey Jennings
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.
Deputy Chief - Lance Haight
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.
Acting Deputy Chief - Ed Alvarez
Acting Deputy Chief - Terence McCarty
Lt. Kevin Franklin, Manager of Security Programs
Lt. Tyrone Forte, Watch Commander
Acting Lt. Chris Vogan, Support Services
Lt. Criminal Investigations
Lt. Randy Gregson, Personnel and Training
Lt. Mike Hayes, Zones 1+3 Commander
Lt. Steve Coontz, Zone 2R/2C Commander
Lt. Gil Lopez, Zone 4 Commander
Lt. Aaron Ledford, Zone 5 Commander
Lt. Paul Kwon, Internal Affairs
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