People of BART PD


BART Chief of Police - Carlos Rojas

Chief Carlos Rojas 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. He was officially sworn in as BART Chief of Police on May 25.

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.

 

Deputy Chief - Lance Haight

Deputy Chief - Lance Haight Deputy Chief Lance Haight was appointed Deputy Chief for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on October 24, 2016. He is currently assigned as the Operations Deputy Chief. 

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.

 

Deputy Chief - Jeffrey Jennings

Deputy Chief - Jeffrey Jennings

Deputy Chief Jeffrey Jennings was appointed to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on May 20, 2013. Deputy Chief Jennings has commanded the Support and Operations bureaus and currently is assigned to the Professional Standards and Training Bureau.  Deputy Chief Jennings has 26 years of law enforcement experience which began at the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department where he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Deputy Chief Jennings’ diverse professional assignments include; Bureau of Administrative Services Supervisor in custody services, Sexual Assault Investigations Supervisor, Watch Commander, Civil Unit manager, Communications Center Director and Police Chief for the City of Orinda.

Deputy Chief Jennings attended San Francisco State University and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at CSU Sacramento. He earned a graduate degree with a Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University where he finished with High Honors. 

Deputy Chief Jennings attended the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and his professional affiliations include membership in the National Organization Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), National Alliance on Mentally Ill (NAIMI) and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA).

For nearly 20 years, Deputy Chief Jennings was actively involved in coaching youth basketball and track in city leagues, AAU and high school.  He has three daughters, two recently graduated from CSU Sacramento and one is in her freshmen year at CSU Sacramento. 

 

Deputy Chief -  Ed Alvarez

Ed Alvarez

Deputy Chief Ed Alvarez was appointed Deputy Chief for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on December 4, 2017. He is currently assigned as the Support Services Deputy Chief.

He began his law enforcement career with the BART Police Department in 1998 after graduating from the Oakland Police Department’s 140th Basic Recruit Academy. He has since worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, FBI Human Trafficking Task Force, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Sergeant and CAP Team Sergeant.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011 and has since managed several units within the Support Services Bureau which includes Communications, Revenue Protection, Records, Property, Traffic, Vehicle Maintenance and Administrative Services. He has also been a Zone Commander, Watch Commander, and Field Training Coordinator.

Deputy Chief Alvarez is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Union Institute and University along with an Associate of Arts Degree from Chabot College in Administration of Justice. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

Lt. Kevin Franklin, Manager of Security Programs

Lt. Kevin Franklin
Internal Affairs

Lt. Tyrone Forte, Zone 4 Commander

Lt. Tyrone Forte
Watch Commander

Lt. Chris Vogan

Lt. Chris Vogan
Support Services

 

Lt. Randy Gregson, Training

Lt. Randy Gregson
Watch Commander
 

Lt. Mike Hayes, Zone 2C Commander, CAP Team, K-9

Lt. Mike Hayes
Zone 2 Commander

Lt. Steve Coontz, Zone 2R Commander, Tactical Team, SWAT

Lt. Steve Coontz
Watch Commander

Lt. Gil Lopez, Zone 1 Commander

Lt. Gil Lopez
Zones 4 and 5 Commander

Lt. Aaron Ledford, Zone 5 Commander, Investigations

Lt. Aaron Ledford
Watch Commander

Lt. Paul Kwon, Zone 3 Commander

Lt. Paul Kwon
Personnel & Training

Lt. Scott

Lt. Ja'Son Scott
Zones 1 and 3 Commander