Former Palm Springs Police Chief Gary Jeandron has a lifetime commitment to the communities of the Desert.
For more than three decades he served professionally with the Palm Springs Police Department. He started as a Records Clerk and became Chief of Police 29 years later in 2002. Chief Jeandron retired at the end of 2007.
As Chief of Police, Jeandron managed a Department with 94 sworn officers, 156 total employees, and an annual budget of $22.4 million. His management of the department lead to the continued confidence of both the City Council and his rank and file officers.
Jeandron’s public safety decorations include Police Officer of the Year, Medal of Courage, Chairman of the Palm Springs Police Memorial Fund, 18 years as a SWAT team member, and Police Department Citizen Academy Instructor.
Chief Jeandron is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy.
In addition to serving as Police Chief, Jeandron was elected to serve on the Palm Springs Unified School Board of Directors. As a school board member Jeandron supervises a school district with 24,000 students and an annual budget of $199 million.
The Palm Springs Unified School District serves the communities of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms, and portions of Ranch Mirage, and Palm Desert.
Jeandron earned an AA in psychology from College of the Desert, a BA in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino, and a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family Therapy from Chapman University. He is licensed by the State of California as a Marriage, Family Therapist.