Jeff Azzopardi was appointed Police Chief on September 23rd, 2014. He started his law enforcement career with the South San Francisco Police Department in 1993. Over the course of his career, Azzopardi has risen through the department ranks serving as Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and ultimately Captain in 2009. As a Captain, Azzopardi led both the Operations Division as well as the Services Division. Azzopardi's experience, along with his collaborative leadership, provides the ideal foundation for partnerships with the community to make sure that South San Francisco remains one of the safest cities in the bay area.
A graduate of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy, Azzopardi holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Chico State University.