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Chief of Police

Chief Madison is a 30-year law enforcement professional. He entered law enforcement in 1994 as a police officer with the Fresno Police Department. In 1996, he returned to his hometown and was sworn in as a deputy sheriff with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, where he served for over 26 years. Chief Madison rose to the position of Chief Deputy, where he was responsible for Patrol, Detectives, Homicide Investigations, Training, and Support Services. In September 2021, he was welcomed as a campus community member at Sacramento State and appointed Chief of Police with the Sacramento State Police Department.

Chief Madison is a champion for community service and collaborative relationship building. He believes in fostering meaningful relationships with community members and leaders, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, business leaders, and other governmental agencies to effect long-lasting collaboration and change.

Chief Madison has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Management and is a graduate of the 44th Class of the FBI’s National Executive Leadership.

Message from the Chief

I am excited and honored to have been sworn in as Sacramento State’s Police Chief. I am privileged to lead the women and men of one of the finest police departments in our region. Sacramento State is a wonderful community that encompasses our students, staff, and faculty.

As an experienced law enforcement professional, I am fortunate and thankful to be a member of this community and to serve the public safety needs of the entire campus community. Our goal is to remain a highly respected, professional Police Department that serves as a model for the region and all CSU campuses throughout the State.

Our Police Department is only as strong as its officers and professional staff. Sacramento State Police Department is fortunate to have some of the finest public servants in the Sacramento region. I ask three things from each member of our department: 1) Protect the campus, 2) continue to build community trust, and 3) be approachable.

Through the dedicated, hard work of all, we will continue to make Sacramento State a safe environment to learn, work, thrive, and visit.

As always, we thank you for your continued partnership.


Chet Madison Jr.

Chief of Police