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Swearing-in Ceremony for New CSUSM Police Chief on June 20

Press Release | By Eric Breier

Scott Ybarrondo will be sworn in as California State University San Marcos’ new police chief during a ceremony at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20.

Lt. Jesus Flores, who had been serving as CSUSM’s interim police chief, will conduct the swearing-in ceremony. Ybarrondo’s wife, Esther, will pin on his badge.

Ybarrondo previously worked for the San Diego Sheriff’s Department for more than 26 years, including the past five as a captain. During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Department, Ybarrondo was assigned to numerous areas, including detentions, patrol, community policing, training, background investigations, internal affairs, crisis negotiations and special investigations.

As a captain, his assignment included overseeing law enforcement operations in the City of San Marcos and leading the department’s Emergency Services Division.

Ybarrondo earned his bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is an instructor for the San Diego Regional Training Center and an adjunct instructor for Miramar College, teaching law enforcement courses.

Media wishing to attend the swearing-in ceremony are asked to contact Eric Breier in the Office of Communications at 760-750-7314 or as space is limited in the Emergency Operations Center.


What: Swearing-in ceremony for new Cal State San Marcos Police Chief Scott Ybarrondo

When: 8 a.m., Tuesday, June 20; ceremony is expected to last about 15 minutes

Where: Emergency Operations Center in the Public Safety Building at CSUSM


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls over 15,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.