Interim Chief of Police
Captain Turner began working at the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD) as a captain in May 2022, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the police department’s patrol, investigations, special events, and operational support units.
Captain Turner has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Policing in Boston. He also completed the Harvard Law School Work and Labor Program. For over 20 years, Captain Turner volunteered as a camp counselor and director with a leadership program for at-risk and under-served high school students around San Diego County. He is also an instructor at the regional POST Sergeant School and the San Diego Regional Leadership Institute.
As a firm believer in community policing, he enjoys working with community stakeholders to create a safe environment for everyone. He is an advocate for community service and has volunteered with various groups throughout his career.
Captain Turner has lived in San Diego for over 50 years. He has been married to his wife for the last 31 years, and they have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Associate Director of Police Support Services
Gregory "Greg" Robertson
Lieutenant - Special Events and Administration
Lieutenant - Investigations and Training
Lt. Villegas graduated from San Diego State University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Soon after graduating, he was hired by UPD and sent to the academy. Lt. Villegas began his service with the department in 1998 as a patrol officer. He served as a field training officer, ABC task force officer, bike patrol officer, and acting supervisor. In 2008, he was promoted to Sergeant. He served as a patrol supervisor, watch commander, and bike patrol sergeant. Lt. Villegas was promoted to police lieutenant in 2018. As a police lieutenant, he serves as a patrol operations lieutenant.
Lieutenant - Patrol Operations
Lt. Eric Burris began his career with the San Diego State University Police Department (UPD) in 2013
as a Police Officer assigned to the patrol division. Lt. Burris had the privilege to serve as a Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Administrative Sergeant
before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2021 and being reassigned to the Patrol Division.
Lt. Burris earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Domestic Security Management from National University in 2011.
Public Information Officer
Raquel Herriott joined the San Diego State University Police Department in October 2012. After serving in various student positions, she became an administrative assistant for the Office of the Chief and then served as the executive assistant & special advisor to the chief of police in May 2016. By January 2018, she was appointed the position of community & media relations specialist.
In her role, Raquel serves as the public information officer for the University Police Department. She leads communication efforts, identifies opportunities for community development, coordinates special projects on behalf of the Chief of Police, and manages all social media accounts.
Raquel holds a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science from San Diego State University. Her passion for public service stems from her core values: community, respect, and integrity. She believes in cross-cultural leadership and fostering inclusivity within SDSU’s diverse climate.