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Police Chief Nate Johnson Named Top Law Enforcement Officer for CSU System
Sonoma State University Chief of Police Nathan Johnson has been named Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the California State University system. His new role includes providing guidance for the 23 CSU police departments, implementing statewide policies that affect campus law enforcement, working with the Governor’s office on new law-enforcement related legislation, and managing statewide disaster preparedness and emergency management needs. He assumes his new position in May.
A 30-year veteran peace officer, Johnson has served as SSU's chief since 1999. "Chief Johnson has developed and led a fine team of professionals who continue to make the campus a secure place for students, employees and the outside community," says President Ruben Armiñana. "We are going to miss him greatly, but feel he will remain part of us as he moves to a system wide position and work closely with all of the 23 CSU campuses."
Johnson has served as Adjunct Faculty for the University of San Francisco in the Public
Administration Program, and also taught courses in International Business English at the College of Foreign and Economic Relations in Ho Chi Ming City during the 1990s.
Johnson’s most recent accolades include Award of Valor, California Attorney General; community recognitions for Volunteer Service in New York City immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks; Award of Valor, California Police Chief’s Association; USF Law Enforcement Leadership Award and USF College of Professional Studies Dean’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.