University Police

John Short, Deputy Chief

Interim Chief Chief John Short came to the University Police Department in May 2011 from the Monterey Police Department. 

Interim Chief Short began his career in law enforcement in 1984, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard until 1989. Interim Chief Short conducted maritime law enforcement/narcotics interdiction and fisheries patrols along the West Coast from Mexico to Canada while stationed on the Coast Guard Cutter Clover. Interim Chief Short also participated in search and rescue operations in Alaska and Lake Michigan, stationed on the Coast Guard Cutter Cape Jellison and at Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay.

In 1989, Interim Chief Short attended the Basic Police Academy at Evergreen College in San Jose, CA, and began working for the Monterey Police Department as a police officer.

While serving at the Monterey Police Department as a police officer and sergeant for 22 years, Interim Chief Short held various positions including firearms instructor, less lethal weapon instructor, TASER instructor, armorer, incident response team member, DUI Enforcement Team member, Citizen’s Police Academy instructor, field training officer, terrorism liaison officer, and training and recruiting sergeant.

Interim Chief Short is a graduate of Monterey High School, received an associate degree in Administration of Justice from Monterey Peninsula College, and attended CSU Fresno.

Interim Chief Short can be reached by contacting the University Police Department Administration Office at (831) 582-3360.