Chief Jorge Cisneros
Jorge Cisneros is the 36th chief of the Anaheim Police Department.
Chief Cisneros leads Orange County’s largest city police department and oversees nearly 600 employees, including more than 400 sworn personnel.
He plays a leading role connecting the Anaheim Police Department to the community it serves by working with the Chief's Advisory Board, Chief's Neighborhood Advisory Council and the Chief's Youth Advisory Council on issues of public safety and quality of life in Anaheim.
Cisneros assumed the chief's role in August 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience, including nearly a decade serving as a police chief.
Before coming to the Anaheim Police Department, Cisneros served as chief of the University of California, Irvine, Police Department from 2015 to 2018.
At UC Irvine, he led a force of 90 sworn officers, community service officers and staff. Cisneros also served as chief of the University of California’s Systemwide Response Team, overseeing 100 UC police officers specially trained to deal with major incidents on campuses.
From 2010 to 2015, Cisneros served as chief of the Huntington Park Police Department in the county of Los Angeles. He also served as Huntington Park’s acting city manager from 2010 to 2011.
Cisneros began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a detective and police officer with the Long Beach Police Department.
In Long Beach, he was promoted to sergeant in 1998, lieutenant in 2003 and police commander in 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the department’s chief of staff and commander.
Cisneros also oversaw Long Beach’s Office of Counter Terrorism, which works to detect and deter terrorism through data analysis and cooperation with regional and federal partners.
He holds a master’s in criminal justice from Chapman University in Orange and a bachelor’s in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Since 2015, Cisneros has served as a member of the Orange County Chiefs and Sheriffs Association. He is also third vice president of the Hispanic American Police Command Officer’s Association and has been active with the group since 2013.
Deputy Chief Rick Armendariz
Capt. Jarret Young
Capt. Jarret Young has served with the Anaheim Police Department his entire career, starting as a police cadet in 1990.
Young was hired as a police officer in 1993. As a police officer he has been assigned to patrol, the Bike Team, the Field Training Officer Program, Community Policing Team, Gang Enforcement Unit and also served as a drug recognition expert instructor.
In 2005, Young was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division and Personnel Detail. He also became a supervisor on the Primary Response Team.
In 2010, Young was promoted to lieutenant. He served as a patrol watch commander, Internal Affairs Bureau commander, Patrol District commander and as a Special Tactics Detail commander.
Young was promoted to captain in 2012.
Young has a master’s in criminal justice from Chapman University and a bachelor’s in public administration from the University of La Verne. He is also a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations course.
Capt. Frank Hale
Captain Frank Hale was promoted in 2019 and commands the Operations Support Division, which includes Resort Policing, Youth Services, Traffic, Detention Facility, and Emergency Management. He is also the Tactical Response Group (SWAT) Commander. Captain Hale brings 23 years of policing experience to the position, including three years with the Los Angeles Police Department where he began his career in 1996.
Prior to his promotion to captain, he was a lieutenant for seven years spending time as a patrol Watch Commander, and the Bureau Commander in Internal Affairs, Crimes Against Persons, and Community Policing. As a sergeant between 2007 and 2012, Hale worked in patrol, and the Professional Standards Bureau where he was instrumental in developing the Force Analysis System used to track use of force incidents by APD personnel. As a sergeant, Hale held ancillary assignments as a backup Public Information Officer and a supervisor for the Primary Response Officer team.
Hale was hired as a police officer with APD in 1999 and worked as a patrol officer, Primary Response Team officer, Community Policing Team officer, and investigator in the Crime Task Force. While with LAPD he was assigned to patrol and the gang detail.
Hale earned a master’s degree in law enforcement and public safety leadership from the University of San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University. He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, Command College, and Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
Capt. Craig Friesen
Captain Craig Friesen was promoted to captain in 2019.
From 2014 through 2019, Friesen served as a lieutenant and was assigned as a Patrol Watch Commander, Field Training Commander, Vice, Narcotics, and Criminal Intelligence Commander, District Commander, and Professional Standards Bureau Commander.
In 2006, Friesen was promoted to sergeant and was assigned to the Patrol Division, Street Narcotics Unit, Vice Detail, and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. Between 1999 and 2006, Friesen was a police officer and worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, the bike team, SWAT, and the Gang Enforcement Unit.
Prior to his time with APD, Friesen served with the Inglewood Police Department as a police cadet and later as a police officer, where he was assigned as a patrol officer, bicycle patrol team, field training officer, SWAT, and the Anti-Crime Team.
Friesen has a master’s in criminal justice from California Coast University and a bachelor’s in occupational studies from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Class #276.