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Park District Names Veteran Bay Area Law Enforcement Leader Anthony Ciaburro as New Assistant General Manager for Public Safety

Police Chief Anthony (Tony) Ciaburro has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of Public Safety for the East Bay Regional Park District. The promotion was announced at the East Bay Regional Park District’s Nov. 21 Board of Directors meeting. Chief Ciaburro has been acting Assistant General Manager for Public Safety since June 6. The Assistant General Manager for Public Safety oversees police, fire and lifeguarding services for the District. Chief Ciaburro follows Chief Tim Anderson who retired Nov. 25th after 30 years with the Park District,

Chief Ciaburro brings 28 years of law enforcement experience at all levels to the position of Assistant General Manager for Public Safety, including community relations and criminal investigations. Chief Ciaburro spent 26 years with the San Jose Police Department. Before becoming acting Chief Ciaburro Assistant General Manager for Public Safety, Chief Ciaburro served as Captain of Patrol Operations.

Ciaburro2“We are happy to announce Chief Tony Ciaburro as our new Assistant General Manager for Public Safety,” said East Bay Regional Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “Chief Ciaburro is a veteran leader in Bay Area law enforcement with a wealth of knowledge and experience.”

“He has quickly become an invaluable member of the Park District’s Leadership,” added Doyle.

Chief Ciaburro joined the Park District in 2015 as a Captain of Patrol Operations, overseeing policing of all of the Park District’s 73 parks and 121,000 acres of open space. In his position, Ciaburro also oversaw the Investigations Unit, the Volunteer Safety Patrol Unit, and served as the liaison to the Park District’s unit managers working enforcement and events.

Chief Ciaburro began his career in law enforcement in 1989 as an officer with the San Jose Police Department. His assignments as a sergeant and officer included narcotics, robbery, and internal affairs. He served as the Department’s Hate Crimes Coordinator was assigned MERGE Unit (SWAT). As a lieutenant, he ran Santa Clara County’s Regional Auto Theft Task Force and oversaw investigations as an acting captain. Upon promotion to captain, Ciaburro commanded the Central Division of the San Jose Police Department, overseeing 125 police officers. He emphasized community policing, foot patrols and community outreach, earning widespread respect among business leaders, residents and his staff. Chief Ciaburro earned the Department’s Outstanding Police Duty Award in 2004 and the Richard Huerta Specials Merit Award in 2015.

Chief Ciaburro earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from San Jose State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia (class 245). Chief Ciaburro is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (June 2014) and is a resident of the Bay Area. Chief Ciaburro is fluent in Spanish.

Chief Ciaburro holds the dual title of East Bay Regional Park District Assistant General Manager for Public Safety, and East Bay Regional Park District Police Chief.
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 121,000 acres in 73 parks including over1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 121,000 acres in 73 parks including over1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

 

 

Contact:
Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor
(510) 544-2217
dmason@ebparks.org