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Undersheriff Mark M. Iwasa named police chief


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Sacramento State welcomed the new campus police chief, Mark M. Iwasa, to the University on Jan. 3.

Iwasa, formerly the Sacramento County undersheriff, is already familiar with the campus, holding two degrees from Sacramento State. He has a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Criminal Justice (1990) and an M.A. in Public Policy and Administration (1993).

Iwasa brings more than 25 years of progressively expanding experience that includes criminal investigation, coordinated communication with neighboring municipalities, and administration of community-oriented programs.

“Undersheriff Iwasa is a seasoned officer with demonstrated knowledge, experience and skills in federal and California statutory code, case law, civil law and standards,” says Ming-Tung "Mike" Lee, interim vice president of Administration and Business Affairs.

Iwasa replaces former Chief Dan Davis, who retired in November. Former campus chief Ken Barnett has been serving as interim chief.

– Craig Koscho