Captain Darren Goodman

Captain Goodman leads the Chino Hills Police Department; a full service, mid-size police department east of Los Angeles that contracts its police services with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  Captain Goodman’s commitment to data driven policing principles, civic partnerships, and community engagement have earned him a reputation of a results oriented leader.  Captain Goodman implemented a holistic approach to addressing crime and quality of life issues within the City of Chino Hills by reducing gaps between police specific services and other service providers dedicated to public safety such as public works, code enforcement, mental health services, and homeless advocates. A strong advocate of community policing, Captain Goodman regularly facilitates community forums to engage citizens and increase stakeholder inclusion.

Captain began his career as a Deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 1991.  During his 26-year career with the department, he has worked a variety of assignments, including Corrections, Patrol, Narcotics, Emergency Operations, Regional Gang Enforcement, Fugitive Apprehension, and SWAT.  In 2013, he assumed command of the Sheriff’s Regional Training Center, where he was responsible for managing all of the Peace Officers Standards and Training mandates for the department’s sworn officers, which included firearms, emergency vehicle operations, and basic academy training.  He was also responsible for curriculum development and delivery of professional training for the department’s sworn officers, civilian staff, and many police agencies throughout the region.

Captain Goodman holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) at Los Angeles, and is a doctoral candidate at USC’s Rossier School of Education. In 2015, he was selected to Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security; a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Public Safety Leadership Program; and an Adjunct-Professor at California State University San Bernardino.

Captain Goodman holds numerous professional certifications and memberships, including but not limited to, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Management Certificate, San Bernardino County Executive Development Program, Role of the Police Chief, and future graduate of POST Command College Class #62.  He is a Board Member of the Chino Valley YMCA, member of the Inland Valley Footprinters Association, American Society for Public Administrators, Graduate Policy and Administration Community at USC, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Captain Goodman lives in Riverside, California with his wife Shana, who is a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse and Doctor of Nursing Practice.  Their blended family includes six children.

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