Chief Ronald L. De Pompa has been employed by the Glendale Police Department for the past 33 years. He currently provides executive oversight for the police department’s four operational divisions. Over the course of his career, Chief De Pompa served a tour of duty as the commander for each these operational divisions, providing him with a broad base of organizational experience.
Chief De Pompa is a native of Glendale and a product of the local school system, to include Glendale Community College, where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor. In addition, he holds a B.S. degree from the University of San Francisco and a Masters degree from the University of Southern California. He has also completedthe California Law Enforcement Command College and the FBI National Academy.
During his career, Chief De Pompa was responsible for establishing community policing, crime analysis, and a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team within the department. He was also instrumental in leading strategic planning efforts to improve community policing services; county-wide radio communications interoperability; homeland security planning and response capability; and city-wide disaster and emergency preparedness. Most recently, he has directed the reorganization of the department utilizing an “area command” model, which employs the concepts of “intelligence led” and “predictive” policing. Chief DePompa is very committed to building strong community partnerships and utilizing state of the art technology, crime analysis, and forensic scienceto ensure public safety.
Chief De Pompa resides locally with his wife Carol and three daughters Alyssa, Dena and Lainey. Much of his off duty time is spent coaching girls Junior Olympic fast pitch softball, providing local athletes an opportunity to prepare to play at the college level.
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