Michael "Mike" Hastings
Interim Chief of Police
Chief Mike Hastings began his career in law enforcement in 1992 as a volunteer reserve police officer with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) and worked his way up the ranks before being appointed interim chief of police at San Diego State University Police Department (UPD). He started at UPD as captain in January 2021, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the police department’s patrol, investigations, and operational support units before assuming the interim chief role in November 2021.
Chief Hastings believes in leading a life of service. He served in the United States Air Force before joining SDPD. His storied law enforcement career includes working in homicide, internal affairs, and investigations, to name a few of his assignments.
As interim chief of police, he plays a leading role in connecting UPD with the university community and the surrounding community it serves through collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, community members, and neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Chief Hastings strongly believes in community-oriented policing and stakeholder involvement in police departments. Having implemented community policing throughout his career, he continues to want everyone he serves to have a voice and understands the importance of inclusion and open-mindedness while also policing effectively.
Gregory "Greg" Robertson
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.
Police Services Manager
Public Information Officer
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