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 Julian Harvey
A former member of the U.S. National Water Polo Team, Julian Harvey began his career in public service as a lifeguard in Laguna Beach, where he eventually was promoted to marine safety lieutenant. Harvey joined the Anaheim Police Department in 1992.
As a police officer he has been assigned as a patrol officer, a field training officer, a member of the SWAT team, a Gang Enforcement investigator, helicopter pilot and flight instructor.
In 2001, Harvey was promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant, Harvey worked as a patrol sergeant, Internal Affairs sergeant and supervised the Gang Enforcement Unit.
In 2005, Harvey was promoted to police lieutenant. He was assigned as patrol watch commander and bureau commander in Strategic Services, Air Support, the Orange County Family Justice Center, Vice/Narcotics Criminal Intelligence and Crimes Persons Investigations.
In 2012, Harvey was promoted to Captain. He has led the Operations and Operations Support Divisions as well as the Tactical Response Group.
Harvey was named deputy chief in 2013 and served as acting chief from October 2017 through July 2018.
With a professional history of bringing innovative ideas and solutions to long-term problems, Harvey is committed to making a positive impact in communities and neighborhoods throughout Anaheim and Orange County. Serving as a trustee for the Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation, he recognizes the value in combating family violence and helping victims, children and families break the cycle of violence that grips and destroys countless lives.
Harvey holds a master’s in emergency services management from California State University, Long Beach, and a bachelor’s in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. He is also a 2013 graduate of the Command College Program of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
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. Steven Davis
In 1986, Capt. Steve Davis began his career in law enforcement as a police cadet with the Downey Police Department.
In 1990, Davis was sworn in as a police officer with the Downey Police Department, where he served as a patrol, DARE and Community Relations officer. Davis came to the Anaheim Police Department in 1993.
While at the Anaheim Police Department, Davis worked a variety of details as an officer, including Field Training, bike and SWAT.
Davis also spent time on the Community Policing Detail, Motors/Accident Investigation and on the Family Crimes Detail.
Davis was promoted to sergeant in 2003, and supervised several units. Those units included Patrol Operations, Traffic Bureau, Internal Affairs and the Scout Sniper Unit.
In 2010, Davis was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned as the Patrol Operations watch commander, Property Crime Investigations commander, Traffic Bureau commander and Special Operations Bureau commander. In addition to his regular assignment, Davis was assigned ancillary duties on the Major Incident Review Team and the Mounted Enforcement Unit.
Davis was promoted to captain in 2014 and currently oversees the Investigations Division.
He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute, the Anti-Defamation League Anti-Terrorism School and the FBI National Academy.
Davis is a master instructor with the California Peace Officer Standards and Training, and he holds a master’s in education from Boise State University.
Support Services Division Commander Shelley McKerren
Commander Shelley McKerren grew up back east and moved to Brea after high school.
McKerren applied to the Brea Police Department and became their first female police cadet and eventually a police dispatcher.
She went onto to became a police dispatcher at Huntington Beach Police Department.
She returned to Brea as a part-time police and fire dispatcher.
McKerren was eventually promoted to communications manager.
She joined Anaheim Police Department as communications manager in 1995. She became information technology manager in 2009.
McKerren has a bachelor's in management and a master’s in organizational leadership. She became one of the first civilians to attend and graduate from Command College Program of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
In 2013, Shelley was appointed as the first civilian division commander at the Anaheim Police Department, overseeing Communications, Property and Evidence, Records and the Traffic Office.
Capt. Joe Reiss
Captain Joe Reiss was born and raised in Anaheim and became a Police Cadet for the Anaheim Police Department in 1973. In 1976, Reiss was hired as a Police Officer and over the years rose up through the ranks to Police Captain in 2000. Captain Reiss retired from the Anaheim Police Department in December 2009, and shortly thereafter took a position as a Police Lieutenant for the UCI Police Department. Reiss retired from the UCI Police Department in October 2018, to return to the Anaheim Police Department as a Police Captain. Reiss is currently assigned to the Field Services Division overseeing Patrol, Traffic and the Detention Facility.
Captain Reiss has a Master Degree in Emergency Services from the California State University, Long Beach and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, POST Command College and the UCI Diversity Program.
Captain Reiss lives in the City of Orange with his wife, Kathy, a retired Anaheim Police Detective.