Police Chief Raul Quezada
Raul Quezada was appointed as the 33rd Police Chief for the Anaheim Police Department on Dec. 17, 2013. He began his law enforcement career in 1993 when he was hired as a Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. Chief Quezada lateral transferred to the Anaheim Police Department in 1996.
Over the course of his career, Chief Quezada worked a variety of assignments until his promotion to Sergeant in 2003. As a Lieutenant, he worked as a Watch Commander, District Commander, Strategic Services Commander and finally as the Internal Affairs Commander. Quezada was promoted to Captain in 2010 and was assigned as the Investigations Division Commander. He would later assume command of the Operations Support Division which included the Traffic, Communications, Community Services and Information and Technology Bureaus and the Detention Facility. He also served as the Special Tactics Detail Commander.
In addition to his professional service here in the United States, Chief Quezada has consulted police officials in Bogota, Columbia and Culiacan, Mexico.
Chief Quezada received his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University and his Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and P.O.S.T Command College.
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 promoted to Marine Safety Lieutenant. Julian 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 S.W.A.T. Team, a Gang Enforcement Investigator, Helicopter Pilot and Flight Instructor.
In 2001, Julian was promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant Julian worked as a Patrol Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant and supervised the Gang Enforcement Unit.
In 2005, Julian 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, Julian was promoted Captain. He has led the Operations and Operations Support Divisions as well as the Tactical Response Group.
With a professional history of bringing innovative ideas and solutions to long-term problems, Deputy Chief 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.
Deputy Chief Harvey holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Management from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Ecology from U.C. Irvine. He is also a 2013 graduate of California P.O.S.T. Command College.
Investigation Division Commander - Eric Carter
Eric Carter was born and raised in North Orange County. As a college undergrad he went to Cal State University, Long Beach where he earned a Bachelor of Science and a California Single Subject teaching credential in Health Science. While attending college he coached high school football and wrestling. After graduating he spent several years teaching high school as well as coaching. In 1993 his career path changed when he joined the Montebello Police Department as an officer. Eric transferred to the Anaheim Police Department in 1996.
Eric worked as a Patrol Officer and a Field Training Officer before moving to the detective bureau. He first served as an Auto Theft Detective and later worked as a Homicide Detective before promoting to sergeant in 2002.
His assignment as a sergeant included Patrol, Primary Response Officer Team, Training, Special Events and Internal Affairs. In 2008 Eric was promoted to lieutenant and returned to patrol as a Watch Commander. As a lieutenant he served on the Major Incident Review Team, Traffic Bureau Commander, Orange County Family Justice Center Commander and Crimes Persons Commander. In 2014 Eric promoted to captain and now heads the Administration Division.
Captain Carter has a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration from Cal State University, Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute.
Operations Support Division Commander - Jarret Young
In 1990, Jarret Young began his law enforcement career at the Anaheim Police Department as a Police Cadet. He 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 was a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor.
In 2005, Jarret was promoted to Sergeant. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, the Personnel Detail and was a supervisor on the Primary Response Team (PRO)Team.
In 2010, Jarret promoted to Lieutenant. He served as a Patrol Watch Commander, Internal Affairs Bureau Commander, Patrol District Commander and as a Special Tactics Detail Commander.
In 2012, Jarret promoted to Captain. He served as the Operations Division Commander and is currently the Special Operations Division Commander.
Captain Young has a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from The University of La Verne. He is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations Course.
Operations Division Commander - Mark Cyprien
After growing up in the City of Anaheim, Mark Cyprien started his law enforcement career as a cadet with the Anaheim Police Department in 1985. In 1989, Mark was hired as a Fullerton Police Officer and was assigned to the Patrol Division. After two years, he transferred back to the Anaheim Police Department in 1991.
As a Police Officer he was assigned to Patrol, the Gang Enforcement Detail, the Crime Task Force and the Street Narcotics Unit.
In 2001, Mark was promoted to Police Sergeant. He was been assigned to Patrol, the Tourist Oriented Policing Detail and the Internal Affairs Bureau.
In 2005, Mark was promoted to Lieutenant. He has been assigned to Patrol, the Homeland Security Bureau, Crimes Property Bureau and the Traffic/Special Events/ Resort District Bureau.
In 2013, Mark was promoted to Captain. He has served as the Operations Support Division Commander and is currently responsible for Personnel & Training Bureau, the Community Services Bureau, the Detention Bureau and the Community Policing Bureau.
Captain Cyprien has a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration from Cal State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State University, Fullerton. He is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute.
Support Services Division Commander – Shelley McKerren
Shelley McKerren grew up back east and moved to Brea, California after high school.
Shelley applied to Brea PD and became their first female police cadet and eventually a police dispatcher. She completed an AA in Police Science.
Several years later she became a Police Dispatcher at Huntington Beach PD.
She returned to Brea as a Part time police/fire dispatcher. She was eventually promoted to Communications Manager. Shelley joined APD as Communications Manager on July 28, 1995. During this time she jointly performed the task of IT. In 2009, she became the full time IT Manager.
Shelley also possesses a Bachelors degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She became one of the first civilians to attend and graduate from the POST Command College.
On October 11, 2013, Shelley was appointed as the first civilian division commander at APD, overseeing IT, Communications, Records, and Property and Evidence.
Special Operations Division Commander – Steven Davis
In 1986, Steve Davis began his career in law enforcement as a Police Cadet with the Downey Police Department. In 1990, Steve was sworn in as a Police Officer with the Downey Police Department where he served as a Patrol Officer, DARE Officer and Community Relations Officer. Steve came to the Anaheim Police Department in 1993.
While at the Anaheim Police Department, Steve worked a variety of details as a police officer. He was a Field Training Officer, a bike officer, and a SWAT member. Steve also spent time on the Community Policing Detail, Motors/Accident Investigation, and the Family Crimes Detail. Steve promoted to Sergeant in 2003, and supervised several units during his time as a Sergeant. Those units included patrol operations, Traffic Bureau, Internal Affairs and the Scout Sniper Unit.
In 2010, Steve promoted to the rank Lieutenant. During his time as Lieutenant he 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, Steve was assigned ancillary duties such as the Major Incident Review Team and the Mounted Enforcement Unit Commander.
Steve promoted to the rank of Captain in 2014 where he oversees the Special Operations Division. Steve is responsible for Vice, Narcotics, Criminal Intelligence, Crime Analysis, the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, Traffic Bureau, Air Support, and the Special Events Unit which include, Angel Stadium, the Honda Center, the Anaheim Convention Center and the Disneyland Resort.
Steve is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute, the Anti-Defamation League Anti-Terrorism School and the FBI National Academy. Steve is a Master Post Instructor with the California Peace Officer Standards and Training and he holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Boise State University. Steve is married to his wife Judy, who is also a law enforcement officer, and they have two daughters, both of whom enjoy playing club volleyball.
Administration Division Commander – Ben Hittesdorf
In 1981, Ben began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Officer with the Fountain Valley Police Department after graduating from the Golden West Police Academy. Ben began working full time as a Police Officer at the Garden Grove Police Department. In 1990 Ben lateralled to the Anaheim Police Department where he worked Patrol, Community Policing Team, Community Services as a D.A.R.E. Officer, Field Training Officer, SWAT Team member, and in Traffic Bureau as an Accident Investigator and Motor Officer.
In 1997, Ben was promoted to Sergeant. As a Sergeant, Ben worked as a supervisor in Patrol, FTO Sergeant, Scout Sniper Unit Sergeant, Traffic Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant, and as the Training Sergeant. In 2004, Ben was promoted to Lieutenant. He worked as a Watch Commander, Crime Suppression Bureau Commander, Community Services Bureau Commander, Homeland Security/Emergency Management Bureau Commander, Tactical Response Group (SWAT) Commander, and Crimes Persons Commander.
Ben is a recipient of the Medal of Valor, Joseph T. Molloy Career Achievement award, Special Recognition Award, and Community Service Award. Ben attended the University of La Verne, achieving his bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Management and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University.
Ben enjoys spending time with his family, working on his house, and reading, especially historical fiction and war history. He is an avid UCLA Bruins fan and enjoys welding and woodworking. Ben resides in the City of Anaheim, California and is married to Tracy, and together they have four daughters.