College of Marin Appoints New Police Chief

February 1st, 2017 - 11:08am

News Contact:
Nicole Cruz
Office of the Superintendent/President

Image of Jeff Marozick, COM's new police chief

College of Marin Appoints New Police Chief

Jeff Marozick brings to the position 25 years of experience with San Jose PD

KENTFIELD, CA—February 1, 2017—Today, College of Marin welcomes Jeff Marozick as he takes over as Chief of Police. Appointed by the Board of Trustees at their January 17 meeting, Marozick replaces Interim Chief John Adams who has held the position since July 1, 2016. 

“We are looking forward to having Chief Marozick on our leadership team,” said Superintendent/President David Wain Coon. “The depth and varied nature of his previous experience will enhance the District’s community-policing program as we continue to provide a safe environment for learning and cultural enrichment.”

The Marin Community College District Police Department is tasked with providing patrol protection to the Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. All District police officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities. 

The new chief says that one of his first priorities on the job will be getting out on both campuses and talking with students and staff.

“Coming to College of Marin is a great opportunity to use my experience working through different challenges at the San Jose Police Department to come up with solutions that keep the community safe,” said Marozick. “I’m excited to get out from behind the desk and engage with the College’s students, staff, and the community to figure out their needs.” 

Understanding is vital to a community-policing approach that fosters trust between law enforcement and those they are sworn to protect. Cognizant of this, Marozick is committed to creating open lines of communication with students and staff so that feelings and concerns can be expressed freely. It’s a collaborative effort.

“This is a college campus—a place where people should feel free to express their feelings openly,” says Marozick. “I believe that to build trust we need to bring students and faculty together with the police to have these conversations. That way we can hear where they think we can do better and we can offer suggestions on how they can help, too.”

Marozick comes to the College after serving for 25 years with the San Jose Police Department. He was hired as a police officer by the San Jose Police Department in 1992 where he first worked patrol and was subsequently selected to work the Vice Unit. Marozick was selected to be a field training officer and later worked the Horse Mounted Unit. After being promoted to Sergeant in 2002 he went back to patrol followed by an assignment to the Motors Unit where he helped create the Special Events Team.

In 2008 Marozick was promoted to Lieutenant, went back on patrol, and then to the Downtown Services Unit. He was promoted to Captain in 2011 and assigned to the Special Operations Division. From there he was transferred to the Bureau of Investigations and was selected to attend class #251 of the FBI National Academy, graduating in 2012. Marozick was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2013 and commanded the Bureau of Field Operations. Prior to accepting the position at College of Marin, he commanded the Bureau of Technical Services.

Marozick earned a bachelor of science degree from San Jose State University in 1987. He was awarded Officer of the Year for his work in the Vice Unit and the San Jose Police Department awarded him this honor again for his work building the Motors Unit. A longtime supporter of the Special Olympics, he helps with fundraising and attends various Special Olympics events. He lives with his wife in Novato and enjoys spending time with his family boating, fishing, hiking, and skiing. 
The new chief will be sworn in at a ceremony during the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 21, at approximately 7 p.m. in the Academic Center, room 255, Kentfield Campus.

About College of Marin

College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

College of Marin is one of 113 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually.