Command Staff

Police Chief Raul Quezada
Police Chief Raul Quezada

Raul Quezada was appointed as the 33rd Police Chief for the Anaheim Police Department on Dec. 17, 2013. He began his law enforcement career in 1993 when he was hired as a Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. Chief Quezada lateral transferred to the Anaheim Police Department in 1996.

Over the course of his career, Chief Quezada worked a variety of assignments until his promotion to Sergeant in 2003. As a Lieutenant, he worked as a Watch Commander, District Commander, Strategic Services Commander and finally as the Internal Affairs Commander. Quezada was promoted to Captain in 2010 and was assigned as the Investigations Division Commander. He would later assume command of the Operations Support Division which included the Traffic, Communications, Community Services and Information and Technology Bureaus and the Detention Facility. He also served as the Special Tactics Detail Commander. 

In addition to his professional service here in the United States, Chief Quezada has consulted police officials in Bogota, Columbia and Culiacan, Mexico. 

Chief Quezada received his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University and his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Long Beach. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and P.O.S.T Command College.
Deputy Chief Cahill
Deputy Chief Dan Cahill

Dan Cahill was hired as a Deputy Chief with the Anaheim Police Department on September 24, 2015.  He began his career in law enforcement with the City of Orange Police Department as a Reserve Officer in 1991 and as a full-time Police Officer in 1993. Dan worked a variety of assignments, which included Field Training, Crime Scene Investigator, Force Tactics Instructor, SWAT Team Member, Gang Detective, Fiscal Affairs Officer, and Training Manager.
In 2000, Dan was promoted to sergeant. He worked as a Patrol Sergeant, SWAT Team Leader, Property Crimes Sergeant, Patrol Adjutant handing special projects, and was responsible for developing the Orange Police Department’s Homeland Security Program.
Dan promoted to Police Lieutenant in 2004.  He served as a Patrol Watch Commander, SWAT Team Commander, Traffic Commander, and managed the Administrative Services Division.  In 2007, Dan promoted to Police Captain.  He led the Field Services, Investigative Services, and Administrative Services Divisions.
During his tenure with the Orange Police Department, Dan developed a reputation for developing innovative programs.  He was responsible for implementing cultural change initiatives, leadership development programs, mental health training resources and a new crime control model.

In addition to his law enforcement duties, Dan has taught at both the Fullerton College Police Academy and Golden West College Police Academy.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Orange County and the California P.O.S.T. committee on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted. 

Deputy Chief Cahill holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Fullerton.  He has attended executive leadership courses at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Gettysburg Leadership Institute.
Deputy Chief Harvey
Deputy Chief Julian Harvey

A former member of the U.S. National Water Polo Team, Julian Harvey began his career in public service as a lifeguard in Laguna Beach, where he eventually promoted to Marine Safety Lieutenant. Julian joined the Anaheim Police Department in 1992.

As a police officer he has been assigned as a Patrol Officer, a Field Training Officer, a member of the S.W.A.T. Team, a Gang Enforcement Investigator, Helicopter Pilot and Flight Instructor.

In 2001, Julian was promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant Julian worked as a Patrol Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant and supervised the Gang Enforcement Unit.

In 2005, Julian was promoted to police lieutenant. He was assigned as Patrol Watch Commander, and Bureau Commander in Strategic Services, Air Support, the Orange County Family Justice Center, Vice / Narcotics Criminal Intelligence, and Crimes Persons Investigations.

In 2012, Julian was promoted Captain. He has led the Operations and Operations Support Divisions as well as the Tactical Response Group.

With a professional history of bringing innovative ideas and solutions to long-term problems, Deputy Chief Harvey is committed to making a positive impact in communities and neighborhoods throughout Anaheim and Orange County. Serving as a Trustee for the Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation, he recognizes the value in combating family violence and helping victims, children and families break the cycle of violence that grips and destroys countless lives.

Deputy Chief Harvey holds a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Management from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Ecology from U.C. Irvine. He is also a 2013 graduate of California P.O.S.T. Command College.
Operations Support Division Commander Jarret Young

Administration Division Commander Jarret Young

In 1990, Jarret Young began his law enforcement career at the Anaheim Police Department as a Police Cadet. He was hired as a Police Officer in 1993. As a Police Officer he has been assigned to Patrol, the Bike Team, the Field Training Officer Program, Community Policing Team, Gang Enforcement Unit and was a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor.

In 2005, Jarret was promoted to Sergeant. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, the Personnel Detail and was a supervisor on the Primary Response Team (PRO)Team.

In 2010, Jarret promoted to Lieutenant. He served as a Patrol Watch Commander, Internal Affairs Bureau Commander, Patrol District Commander and as a Special Tactics Detail Commander.

In 2012, Jarret promoted to Captain and is currently the Administration Division Commander.

Captain Young has a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from The University of La Verne. He is a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations Course.
Captain Carter
Community Services Division Commander Eric Carter

Eric Carter was born and raised in North Orange County. As a college undergrad he went to Cal State University, Long Beach where he earned a Bachelor of Science and a California Single Subject teaching credential in Health Science. While attending college he coached high school football and wrestling. After graduating he spent several years teaching high school as well as coaching. In 1993 his career path changed when he joined the Montebello Police Department as an officer. Eric transferred to the Anaheim Police Department in 1996.

Eric worked as a Patrol Officer and a Field Training Officer before moving to the detective bureau. He first served as an Auto Theft Detective and later worked as a Homicide Detective before promoting to sergeant in 2002.

His assignment as a sergeant included Patrol, Primary Response Officer Team, Training, Special Events and Internal Affairs. In 2008 Eric was promoted to lieutenant and returned to patrol as a Watch Commander. As a lieutenant he served on the Major Incident Review Team, Traffic Bureau Commander, Orange County Family Justice Center Commander and Crimes Persons Commander.  In 2014 Eric promoted to captain and initially served as the commander of the Administration Division.  In 2015 he was rotated to the Community Services Division where he currently serves.

Captain Carter has a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Administration from Cal State University, Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Supervisory Leadership Institute and IACPs Leadership in Police Organizations program.
Captain Marcin
Field Services Division Commander Steve Marcin

Steve graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  After graduation, he worked for a public accounting firm, a savings and loan and then for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation as a corporate auditor, systems analyst and Group Leader of Business Management Systems.  Steve began his law enforcement career with the Irvine Police Department in 1990 where he worked patrol.  In 1992, Steve was hired by the Anaheim Police Department.  Steve worked Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Motor Officer and spent six years in the Gang Unit, two of which were with the Orange County Regional Gang Taskforce.  He was also a member of the SWAT Team.  

Steve was promoted to sergeant in 2002.  As a sergeant, Steve remained with the SWAT Team for three additional years as well as supervising Patrol, the Auto Theft and Warrant Detail and serving as the Homicide and Major Assaults sergeant.  

After promotion to lieutenant in 2008, Steve served as Watch Commander, Detention Facility Commander, the Vice/Narcotics/Criminal Intelligence Bureau Commander, West District Commander and as the lieutenant of the Professional Development Section. 

On November 5, 2015, Steve was promoted to Captain and now serves as the Field Services Division Commander as well as overseeing the Tactical Response Group (SWAT). 

Steve was published twice in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin: Policing the Homeless; One Community’s Strategy (2014); and Prostitution and Human Trafficking, A Paradigm Shift (2013).  In 1998, Steve’s article The Calico Motel Incident was published by the National Tactical Officers Association and the California Association of Tactical Officers.  Steve belongs to the Police Executive Research Forum, the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement and the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association.  

Steve is married to Carolyn who is an Emergency Room Registered Nurse in Orange County.
Captain Davis
Investigations Division Commander Steven Davis

In 1986, Steve Davis began his career in law enforcement as a Police Cadet with the Downey Police Department. In 1990, Steve was sworn in as a Police Officer with the Downey Police Department where he served as a Patrol Officer, DARE Officer and Community Relations Officer. Steve came to the Anaheim Police Department in 1993.

While at the Anaheim Police Department, Steve worked a variety of details as a police officer. He was a Field Training Officer, a bike officer, and a SWAT team member. Steve also spent time on the Community Policing Detail, Motors/Accident Investigation, and the Family Crimes Detail. Steve promoted to Sergeant in 2003, and supervised several units during his time as a Sergeant. Those units included Patrol Operations, the Traffic Bureau, Internal Affairs and the Scout Sniper Unit.

In 2010, Steve promoted to the rank Lieutenant. During his time as Lieutenant he was assigned as the Patrol Operations Watch Commander, Property Crime Investigations Commander, Traffic Bureau Commander and Special Operations Bureau Commander. In addition to his regular assignment, Steve was assigned ancillary duties on the Major Incident Review Team and the Mounted Enforcement Unit.

Steve promoted to the rank of Captain in 2014, and he currently oversees the Investigations Division.  

He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute, the Anti-Defamation League Anti-Terrorism School and the FBI National Academy. Steve is a Master Instructor with the California Peace Officer Standards and Training, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Boise State University. Steve is married to his wife Judy, who is also a law enforcement officer; they have two daughters, both of whom enjoy playing club volleyball.
Operations Division Commander Mark Cyprien

Special Enforcement Division Commander Mark Cyprien

After growing up in the City of Anaheim, Mark Cyprien started his law enforcement career as a cadet with the Anaheim Police Department in 1985. In 1989, Mark was hired as a Fullerton Police Officer and was assigned to the Patrol Division. After two years, he transferred back to the Anaheim Police Department in 1991.

As a Police Officer he was assigned to Patrol, the Gang Enforcement Detail, the Crime Task Force and the Street Narcotics Unit.

In 2001, Mark was promoted to Police Sergeant. He was been assigned to Patrol, the Tourist Oriented Policing Detail and the Internal Affairs Bureau.

In 2005, Mark was promoted to Lieutenant. He has been assigned to Patrol, the Homeland Security Bureau, Crimes Property Bureau and the Traffic/Special Events/ Resort District Bureau.

In 2013, Mark was promoted to Captain. He is currently responsible for the Special Enforcement Division. 

Captain Cyprien has a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration from Cal State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State University, Fullerton.
Support Services Division Commander Shelley McKerren
Support Services Division Commander Shelley McKerren

Shelley McKerren grew up back east and moved to Brea, California after high school.

Shelley applied to Brea PD and became their first female police cadet and eventually a police dispatcher. She completed an AA in Police Science.

Several years later she became a Police Dispatcher at Huntington Beach PD.

She returned to Brea as a Part time police/fire dispatcher. She was eventually promoted to Communications Manager. Shelley joined APD as Communications Manager on July 28, 1995. During this time she jointly performed the task of IT. In 2009, she became the full time IT Manager.

Shelley also possesses a Bachelors degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She became one of the first civilians to attend and graduate from the POST Command College.

On October 11, 2013, Shelley was appointed as the first civilian division commander at APD, overseeing Communications, Property and Evidence, Records, and the Traffic Office.