Cal State San Bernardino Police Chief Nina Jamsen welcomed five new officers to the department during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Santos Manuel Student Union on March 28.

The new officers are:

Vanessa MorenoBecoming a police officer is a dream Vanessa Moreno had since she was five years old, recalling that she had drawn a picture of herself in her future career, something her mother kept for many years. She served in the United States Coast Guard for eight years, assigned to stations in San Francisco and Long Beach. In 2009, she joined the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and was a member of the force until she joined the CSUSB University Police Department in February.

Rocky JohnsonAfter earning an art biology degree from Carson-Newman University, Rocky Johnson graduated from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy in 2005 and was sworn in as a deputy sheriff, serving the department for 12 years. While a bailiff in Rancho Cucamonga, he enrolled in the University of La Verne’s College of Law, earning his juris doctorate in 2013, and passed the state bar in 2014. He has served as a voluntary deputy district attorney for San Bernardino County.

Eddie McCloudOfficer Eddie McCloud joined the university police department in December 2016, a veteran law enforcement officer of 27 years who began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department after graduating in 1990 from the LAPD Police Academy. He spent six years with the LAPD, where he worked in the CRASH anti-gang unit and the narcotics unit. In 1995, he earned a Police Star after he rescued a man from a burning car. He eventually moved to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, where he became an advanced traffic collision investigator

Brent WoodBefore Brent Wood began his law enforcement career, he spent eight years serving in the United States Marine Corps. Once he was discharged, he enrolled in the Frank Bland Regional Training Center and was immediately hired by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, where he spent the past 17 years. While assigned to Victorville, he served as a motor officer, worked the gang detail, and briefly as an acting detective. Just prior to joining university police, he was assigned to the Highland Station.

Manuel AguirreManuel Aguirre served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1986-89, which included a tour of duty in the Persian Gulf. He began his law enforcement career in 2005 with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, working in a variety of assignments, including the Gang and Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, which works with landlords, property managers and property owners to make rental properties and apartment complexes safer for residents. His last assignment with the sheriff’s department was as a school resource officer, before joining the CSUSB University Police in February. 

The CSUSB Police Department and Transportation and Parking Services is a state law enforcement agency that provides 24-hour protection of the campus community.

The department is responsible for the 471-acre north San Bernardino campus with its more than 20,000 students, faculty and staff, and also for the surrounding area including the outlying residential, canyon and foothills.

University Police Chief Nina Jamsen leads new officers as they take the oath during a swearing-in ceremony: (from left) Manuel Aguirre, Rocky Johnson, Eddie McCloud, Vanessa Moreno and Brent Wood. Photo: Corinne McCurdy/CSUSB