City of San Bernardino, CA

02/13/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/13/2018 18:47

Command Staff

Lieutenant Michael Madden - Community Affairs/Public Information Officer

Lieutenant Mike Madden spent two years with the Claremont Police Department before lateraling to the San Bernardino Police Department in 1993. Mike was born and raised in San Bernardino and always had a desire to serve the community he was raised in. As an officer, Mike served as the Department's recruiter, as a field training officer, as a member of the bicycle mounted enforcement team and also as a motor officer.

Mike was promoted to detective in 2004 and he served in the Department's Crimes Against Children Unit. In 2007, Mike was promoted to sergeant and he served as the Department's field training supervisor and also as an operations sergeant. He was then assigned as the supervisor to the Detective Bureau's Crimes Against Person's Unit.

In January of 2012, Mike took over as the lieutenant in charge of the Northwest District. He served in that capacity until March of 2014 when he was tasked with overseeing operations of the Department's Dispatch and Records Divisions. Mike is proud of the men and women of the San Bernardino Police Department and is honored to serve the residents of San Bernardino.

Lieutenant Adam Affrunti -Professional Standards

Lieutenant Adam Affrunti started his law enforcement career with the San Bernardino Police Department in 2003, after graduating from California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Since, Adam has obtained his Master's Degree in Business Administration from University of Redlands graduating top in his class and as a member of the Whitehead Leadership Society.

As an officer, Adam has had the privilege of working several assignments and details. After completing a tour in patrol, Lieutenant Affrunti worked the Bicycle Mounted Enforcement Team (BMET). He then joined the gang team known as San Bernardino Movement Against Street Hoodlums (SMASH), and was the primary breacher and SWAT operator. After a short stint as a guest tactical officer at the San Bernardino Regional Sheriff's Academy, Adam kept the city's streets safe as a motor officer.

Throughout his career Adam has served as a defensive tactics instructor, less lethal instructor, firearms instructor and has received numerous accommodations for heroism. Promoting to detective in 2010, Adam worked caseloads for property crimes, robbery and assisted on several homicide investigations. In 2011 he was promoted to Sergeant and reassigned to the Operations Division, supervising patrol officers. From there, Adam assumed the responsibility of department head for the Department of Animal Control where he enthusiastically worked with the community and rescue groups to decrease euthanasia, increase adoptions and donations, and promote community events. Executive staff then selected Adam as their adjutant. For a year he worked with the chiefs and captains on various projects increasing the effectiveness of service provided by the department to the community. In 2015, Adam was promoted to Lieutenant and is currently serving as the Watch Commander. Lieutenant Affrunti is honored to serve his municipality as a police manager and is committed to providing quality service to the community.

Lieutenant Timothy Crocker - Investigations

Lieutenant Tim Crocker began his career with the San Bernardino Police Department in 1992. As an officer, he served in patrol, on the Bicycle Mounted Enforcement Team and in the Narcotics Investigation Bureau. As a detective, he served as a Burglary Detective and a Homicide Detective. As a sergeant, he supervised in the Patrol Division; he supervised a Crime Impact Team, and supervised the Robbery Division in the Detective Bureau. As a Lieutenant, he was previously a Watch Commander and the Southwest Area Commander. He is currently the Lieutenant overseeing the Detective Bureau, the Forensics Bureau, the Evidence Bureau, and the Crime Analysis Unit.

Lt. Tim Crocker has an Associate's Degree in Electronics from the Phoenix Institute of Technology, a Bachelor's Degree in Business Science from the University of Redlands, and is currently completing a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Redlands.

Lieutenant Brian Harris- Patrol Watch Commander

Lieutenant Brian Harris began his career with the San Bernardino Police Department in April 2001. Born and raised in Sacramento, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1991 and served as a Military Policeman for four years. Brian attended the Rio Hondo Police Academy in 1996 and graduated with the Kiwanis Award for most outstanding cadet. Brian spent five years with the San Gabriel Police Department prior to joining the San Bernardino Police Department.

As an SBPD officer, Brian has worked assignments in Patrol, Bicycle Enforcement Team, Multiple Enforcement Team, S.W.A.T., and Mounted Unit. Brian promoted to the rank of Detective in 2007 and assignments included Burglary Detective, Robbery Detective, M.E.T. Unit Detective, and S.W.A.T. In 2010, Brian promoted to Sergeant and assignments included Patrol, M.E.T. Sergeant, and S.W.A.T. Team Leader.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management in May 2006 from California Coast University and is a member of Supervisory Leadership Institute Graduate Class 347. He also graduated with a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in May of 2016.

Lieutenant Robert Young

Rob is originally from Utah and moved to California in 1991. He began his law enforcement career in 1992 and graduated the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy in 1993. Rob worked for the Transit police in Los Angeles for a couple years before joining the San Bernardino Police Department in 1995.

As an officer, Rob has worked Patrol, Bicycle Enforcement Team, Crime Impact Team, Motors, Hostage Negotiations Team and was a Field Training Officer. He promoted to Detective and investigated Burglary, Crimes Against Children and was assigned as an Area Detective. As a Sergeant, Rob supervised Patrol, a Crime Impact Team, Vice, Narcotics, the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force and has been a member of the Departments Mounted Unit. Rob graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute Class #306 and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in December 2016 from Park University.

Lieutenant Vicki Cervantes

Vicki began her career with the Rialto Police Department as a community Service Representative in 1988. Approximately one year later, she was hired by the San Bernardino Police Department as a police trainee. Vicki spent the first 20 years of her career at the line level in a variety of assignments, to include but not inclusive of Patrol, Recruitment/Backgrounds, and Investigations.

In 1993, Vicki was assigned to the Traffic Division as the departments first, and to date, only female motorcycle officer. In addition, she had an auxiliary duty as one of the departments motorcycle riding instructors.

In 2009, Vicki moved into a supervisory role where she held assignments in the Investigations, Patrol and Traffic Divisions. As the Traffic sergeant, Vicki was again given the opportunity to ride a police motorcycle as she supervised all Traffic personnel.

In 2011, Vicki was given an auxiliary assignment as the back-up to the department's public information officer (PIO). She is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and has been honored with the Police Star of Merit and Meritorious Service Awards.

In 2017, Vicki was promoted to a managerial position as a Lieutenant assigned as the liaison to the City Managers office. She enjoys working with and building relationships within our Community.

Lieutenant Brian Pellis

Lieutenant Shauna Gates