Captain Don Redmond began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a Chula Vista Police Department sponsored recruit in the San Diego Regional Academy. After graduation, Captain Redmond worked various assignments including patrol officer, School Resource Officer, Motor Officer, field agent, Special Events Coordinator, and Hit and Run Investigator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and served as patrol supervisor, SWAT Team Leader, and Professional Standards Sergeant. In 2013, Captain Redmond was promoted to Lieutenant and served as Patrol Watch Commander, Community Policing Commander, Professional Standards Lieutenant, Jail Commander, Dispatch Manager, Adjutant/Special Projects Lieutenant, and UAS Manager until his promotion to captain. Currently, Capt. Redmond oversees Support Operations consisting of the 9-1-1 Police Communications Center, Technology, the City Jail, the Professional Standards Unit, the Chief’s Advisory Committee Liaison and UAS Operations.
Captain Redmond holds a Master of Arts Degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, a Master Certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from San Diego State University. He is a graduate of California P.O.S.T. Command College (Class 64) and the prestigious FBI National Academy (Class 263). He is a published author in Police1 Magazine, FBINAA Magazine and was a contributing writer for the California P.O.S.T. De-Escalation Strategies and Techniques publication. He is a adjunct community college instructor and P.O.S.T. Master Instructor.