Chief of Police


Welcome to Palomar College.

On behalf of the Officers and Staff of the College Police Department I want to welcome you to Palomar College. Our officers are fully empowered California Police Officers who are here to assist you in any way we can. Our officers actively patrol the campus and are first responders for all emergencies.

Our College Service Officers are available to provide vehicle lock out and battery jump  services as well as safety  escorts around the campus.

Our Dispatch center is staffed 24 hours a day seven days per week. Please put the number in your cell phone so that we can respond to assist you while you are on campus.

Our goal is to make our campus safe so you can concentrate on the learning process.

Please review our web site for the full range of services we provide. We look forward to serving you.

Charlie Hogquist

Interim Chief of Police



We are truthful in our words and in our actions We treat others with dignity, honoring the rights, ideas, and opinions of all individuals
Loyalty Fairness
We affirm our allegiance to our community, to our Department and to our Core Values We are just and impartial in all of our interactions. Our decisions are made without personal favoritism
Trust Integrity
We are confident in the integrity, the ability and the good character of others We are people of character and principle. We do what is right, even when no one is lookin

. you are in need of immediate police or medical assistance, locate the nearest phone or have a nearby person call police dispatch at (760) 744-1150 extension 2289.