SAN DIEGO POLICE
HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
CITY MARSHALS  1850-1889
Marshal Agoston Haraszathy
1850 -1852
Marshal George Hooper
1852
Marshal James McCoy
1862-1869
Chief Antonio Gonzales
1838-1845
Marshal Alexander Young
1869
Marshal Philip Crosthwaite
1869-1872
Marshal Adolph Gassen
1872-1874
Marshal A.F. Knowles
1874-1876
Marshal Albert Stowe
1876
A/Marshal James Russell
1878-1879
Chief Joseph Coyne
1889-1891
Chief William Crawford
1891
Chief William H. Pringle
1891
Chief Jacob Brenning
1891 - 1897
Chief James Russell
1897 - 1899
Chief Edward W. Bushyhead
1899 - 1903
Chief Albert A. Thomas
1903 - 1907
Chief George W. Moulton
1907
Chief William Neely
1907 - 1909
A/Chief
Bartholomew Moriarty
1909
Chief Joseph Steer
1917
A/Chief James Patrick
1917
Chief James Patrick
1919 - 1927
Chief Stewart P. McMullen
1917
Chief Joseph V. Doran
1927 - 1929
Chief Arthur R. Hill
1929 - 1931
Chief Percival J. Benbough
1931
A/Chief James Patrick
1931
Chief Harry Scott
1931 - 1932
A/Chief John T. Peterson
1932
Chief Robert P. Newsom
1932 - 1933
Chief Harry J. Raymond
1933
Chief John T. Peterson
1933 - 1934
Chief George M. Sears
1934 - 1939
A/Chief John T. Peterson
1939 - 1940
A/Chief Harry J. Kelly
1939
Chief Clifford Peterson
1940 - 1947
Chief Adam "Elmer" Jansen
1947 - 1962
Chief Wesley S. Sharp
1962-1968
Chief Olif J. "O.J." Roed
1968 - 1971
Chief Raymond L. Hoobler
1971 - 1975
Chief William B. Kolender
1975 - 1988
Chief Gerald R. Sanders
1993 - 1999
Interim Chief Keith Enerson
1999
MEXICAN TOWN POLICE 1838-1845
Chief Jefferson K. Wilson
1909 - 1917
A/Chief John Welter
2003
Marshal's Office Abolished 1852- 1862 & 1879 - 1885


THE THIN BLUE LINE
Marshal Sidney Livingston
1850
Marshal Joseph Reiner
1852
Marshal Joseph Coyne
1885-1889

Chief R. David Bejarano
1999 - 2003
C I T Y     M A R S H A L S     A N D     C H I E F S
CHIEFS OF POLICE 1889 - PRESENT
A/Chief John McInness
1897
Chief Robert W. Burgreen
1988 - 1993
Chief William M. Lansdowne
2003 - 2014
Marshal Thomas "T.M." Turner 1876 - 1878
Chief David NIsleit was hired as an SDPD officer in 1988. He was officially sworn in as Chief of Police on 02/27/2018. He is the highest ranking member of the San Diego Police Department. To read his biography please click his photo.
Chief David Nisleit
Chief Shelley J. ZImmerman
2014 - 2018