Meet CSI Board Member Randy Burba

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Randy A. Burba

Randy A. Burba is the Chief of Public Safety for Chapman University.  He has served in this capacity since 2005 and he is responsible for all law enforcement related functions, parking, transportation services, fire & life safety, and emergency management for the university.  Randy obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Cal Poly University and is a graduate of The University of Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute.  Randy believes that learning is a lifelong endeavor and he continues to learn from his colleagues and the community he serves.  He believes that solving problems is the core of community policing and his motto is, “Never be so constrained by your job description that you stop looking for ways to say yes; if you must say no, say it with compassion for the customer’s crisis, real or perceived, and provide options”.

He began his career in 1986 at the University of Southern California.  In his 25 years of campus law enforcement he has amassed a wealth of knowledge and skills and had the opportunity to partner with many diverse groups to solve problems within the local community, including building a house in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity as part of a community policing outreach.  He is a P.O.S.T. certified firearm and 832PC instructor.  He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership and Command Program and Gavin De Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy.  Randy is also a licensed Investigator in the State of California.

He currently serves on the board as President for The California College and University Police Chief’s Association (CCUPCA).  He also serves as The Mountain Pacific Regional Director on the board of The International Association of Campus Law enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).

Randy resides in Orange California with his wife and two daughters.