Headshot of Interim Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri.

Paul Rolleri '85 has been named interim police chief for the City of Alameda. (Photo: City of Alameda)

Another CSUEB grad named an East Bay top cop

  • June 12, 2013 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Paul Rolleri ’85, criminal justice administration, has been named the interim chief of police for the City of Alameda. Rolleri has been with the Alameda Police Department since 1992 and primarily patrolled the west-end of Alameda when he was an officer. He rose through the ranks, working as a Field Training Officer and in the Investigations Division. He was promoted to sergeant in 2002, to lieutenant in 2009 and to captain in 2011. Rolleri assumed the top job on June 1, 2013.

This marks the third CSUEB grad to be named as interim chief in the East Bay since April 2013. Sean Whent '92, criminal justice, is now the acting chief for the Oakland Police Department and Steve Skinner '94, master of public administration, was appointed interim police chief for the city of Walnut Creek. Read story.

Read Action Alameda news story.


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