Chief Anne P. Glavin joined the California State University, Northridge Police Department on July 31, 2002, as the first woman Chief of Police for the University.
Prior to coming to California State University, Northridge, the Chief was Police Chief at M.I.T., Massachusetts Institute of technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She served 27 years in the M.I.T. Police Department holding all ranks, the last 13 years of which she was Chief of Police. She was the first woman to hold the position of Chief at M.I.T. and at that time, 1987, she was also the first woman in the country to be police chief of a major university police department. In 2001, she was promoted to Director of Public Safety in the office of the Executive Vice President.
Chief Glavin is the author of the publication, Acquaintance Rape: The Silent Epidemic, and has been recognized for her work in sexual assault prevention and women’s self-defense with the Susan B. Anthony award presented by R.A.D. Systems in 1996. She is Past President of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) and Past President of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. She is also a former commissioner for the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and former Chair of the Accreditation Standards Committee for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
In July, 2008, she was elected Director at Large for IACLEA. In June of 2009, Chief Glavin was the recipient of IACLEA’s President’s Award for her many contributions to campus law enforcement. In 2011, Chief Glavin was elected to the position of President-Elect of IACLEA and became President from June 2012 to June 2013. She currently serves IACLEA as Intermediate Past-President.
She holds a B.A. degree in Government from Wheaton College and a Masters degree in Education from Boston University.
Captain Alfredo B. Fernandez is the second in command for the Department of Police Services and the first Captain appointed in the history of the California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services. Fernandez’ major accomplishments since joining the department in 1998 include assisting with the development of the first police canine unit; being the first police commander in charge of the Parking and Transportation division; and the acquisition and outfitting of the department’s 30’ mobile EOC.
In his twenty-five years in law enforcement, he has held all police ranks including Detective Corporal, and Lieutenant with Cal State Northridge and was previously a Patrol Sergeant with the Channel Islands campus. His previous experience includes working as a police corporal and field training officers with the Los Angeles Community College District and working as a mounted police officer with the County of Los Angeles. Fernandez earned his Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice and holds a Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) advanced certificate as well as certifications in Police Management, and Police Canine Management. He is a graduate of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Executive Development Institute.
• Execution of a directed patrol effort of the motorcycle unit based on feedback received by the community. Special operations within this effort include “Click it or Ticket,” joint task forces with the Department of Motor Vehicles to combat disabled parking placard misuse, Child Seat Safety and Project P.E.D., a Department of Police Services educational safety and enforcement campaign with a concentrated effort on reducing the risk of injury to pedestrians and motorists.
• Improvement of internal business practices including establishment of a procedural directive format for written guidelines, policies and procedures; development of a parking enforcement officer field training manual, establishment of parking enforcement officer uniform standards; refinement of cash handling procedures, and instituting improved accountability and reconciliation of permit sales through the development of permit handling policies and procedures.
• Replacement of antiquated permit dispensers to new dispensers that accept credit cards as a form of payment; and full conversion of on-line parking permits sales to students which provide a more convenient purchasing option that eliminates long lines in Cash Services and Police Services.
Captain Scott G. VanScoy was the first patrol operations Captain appointed in the history of the California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services. VanScoy’s major accomplishments since joining the department in 1998 include being the department’s Accreditation Manager for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Accreditation Program; acting as the lead project manager for the construction of the department’s state-of-the-art 28,000 square foot police/emergency operations facility; and obtaining an estimated $ 325,000 in external funding and grants over an eight year period.
Under the leadership of Anne P. Glavin, Chief of Police, VanScoy led the following patrol operations initiatives: police operations moved from operating in a unilateral patrol method of reactive policing to one that is proactive, multidimensional, and directed in design; the investigation unit’s purpose was expanded from a single function of conducting criminal investigations to performing threat management and other non-criminal investigations, background investigations, and basic/intermediate forensic capabilities; customer service aspects of the Matador Patrol night safety escort program (student community service assistants) was expanded in providing peer-to-peer education programs to fellow CSUN students; a formal student internship program was developed in partnership with the Colleges of Sociology/Criminal Justice, Business Administration, and Communications Studies; as well as the establishment of a proactive Community Policing Team with the purpose of alleviating the crime trend problem within the campus residential facilities through the development of community partnerships and problem solving practices.
Prior to joining the department, VanScoy was with the Culver City Police department, where he served for five years as a patrol officer and was later promoted to Corporal and served as a Field Training Officer. He earned the Sustained Superiority Award for outstanding police work, Extraordinary Service Award for saving a child’s life and the 10851 award from the California Highway Patrol and Automobile Club of Southern California for superior efforts in auto theft recovery and apprehension.
In the nearly 18 years he has been in law enforcement, he has obtained over 1,800 hours of law enforcement training in various subjects and has obtained Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Management, Supervisory, Advanced, Intermediate, and Basic Certificates. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville, Kentucky National Crime Prevention Institute. In 2004 and 2006, he was the recipient of the Chief’s Award from Anne P. Glavin, for his dedication to meeting the mission and goals of the University Police Department. VanScoy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Redlands.
Lieutenant Mark Benavidez started his law enforcement career at 16 years old as a police explorer for his hometown police department in Sheridan, Colorado. After graduating from high school, Mark became a police/fire dispatcher until he attended the police academy in 1996. After graduating from the police academy, Mark worked as a police officer in the Denver Metro area until he moved to Los Angeles in 2001.
In 2002, Mark was hired by the CSUN Department of Police Services as parking enforcement officer, and was later appointed as a police officer. Mark promoted to detective corporal in 2006 and to detective sergeant in 2009. Amongst his duties was that of primary investigator for the newly-formed Threat Assessment/Special Crimes Unit. Mark has excelled in the field of threat assessment investigation, and has shared his experience and expertise with other investigators as a guest presenter at the FBI's Threat Managing Conference in 2012, at Loyola Marymount University.
Mark has advanced officer training in sexual assault investigations, crime scene investigations, and advanced threat assessment management training from the Gavin De Becker Threat Assessment Academy. Mark also holds basic, intermediate, advanced, and supervisory P.O.S.T. certifications, and a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in psychology, from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Mark enjoys running when he is not commanding the night watch of the patrol division, so much so that he has spent six years as the team captain for the CSU Police Running Team. The team competes annual in the Challenge Cup Relay race that covers 120 miles of desert from Baker, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Under Mark's leadership, the team has earned multiple trophy-mug awards and a Category Championship in 2013.