Retired Palm Springs Police Chief Gary Jeandron has a lifetime commitment to service. 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 led 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.