Chief of Police, San Bernardino Police Department
Chief Burguan served 29 years in local law enforcement, with 10 years of that experience in senior management positions. He retired as the Chief of Police for the San Bernardino (Ca) Police Department in 2019.
During his career, Chief Burguan worked a variety of assignments in the patrol, traffic, investigative and administrative divisions of the department. He has the unique experience of managing a police department through a municipal bankruptcy while maintaining day to day operational effectiveness. He has been an invited speaker at conferences and training events throughout the country and internationally on police response to active shooter events following both a elementary school active shooter in 2016 and the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
Since retiring from the department in 2019, Chief Burguan has continued to work as a consultant for municipal government and media organizations and has served as an advisor for the Department of Justice – ICITAP program. He holds a bachelors degree in Business and a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Redlands. He is also a graduate of the California Command College, the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development program and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the PERF.