People of BART PD
BART Chief of Police - Ed Alvarez
On Jan. 10, 2020, Ed Alvarez was appointed BART Chief of Police. He had been serving as interim chief since May 2019. Prior to that, he had served as the Support Services Deputy Chief.
Alvarez 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.
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.
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 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.
Interim Deputy Chief - Angela Averiett
Angela Averiett is a Bay Area native and started her career in law enforcement in 1996, working as a Police Records Clerk for the Hayward Police Department. In 2000, she was hired as a Deputy Sheriff by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
In 2001, Angela lateraled to the Hayward Police Department as a police officer. She worked patrol and traffic unit assignments. Angela served as an advisor to the Explorer Program and program coordinator for the Peer Support Team. She was promoted to sergeant in 2008, where she was assigned to the special duty (gang) unit, patrol division, and the district attorney liaison. She was promoted to lieutenant in 2014, where she was assigned to the patrol division, district command and internal affairs units. Angela also managed the Honor Guard team and was the assistant team leader on the Crisis (Hostage) Negotiations Team.
In 2019, Angela was hired by the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District as a Lieutenant. She quickly rose to the position of Zone 4 Area Commander until stepping into her current assignment as Interim Deputy Chief of the Support Services bureau.
Angela is currently the Vice President of the California Association of Hostage Negotiators (CAHN), and has served on the board in different capacities for the last 10 years. She served as the Parliamentarian of SF Bay Area NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives), and Parliamentarian of the Barbershop Forum group, an organization that works to bridge the communication gap between law enforcement and the community. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies from St. Mary’s College, and is a graduate of the prestigious LAPD Leadership Program
In her spare time, Angela trains for the yearly Police Unity Tour, a 300-mile bike ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. to honor police officers killed in the line of duty.
Lt. Gwendolyn Brady
Lt. Tanzanika Carter
Zone 2 Commander
Lt. Kevin Franklin
Lt. Gina Galetti
Zone 4 Commander
Lt. Randall Gregson
Lt. Mike Hayes
Lt. Paul Kwon
Personnel and Training
Lt. Neil Rafanan
Lt. Ja'Son Scott
Zone 3 Commander
Lt. Jaswant Sekhon
Lt. Christopher Vogan
Lt. Nathan Weissich
Zone 1 Commander