Chief Stu Greenberg comes to the Tustin Police Department with over 33 years of law enforcement experience with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He served as the Assistant Sheriff of Custody Operations. Under his command was a Commander, four Captains, and a civilian Director who collectively oversaw the day-to-day operations of the County’s five jails with approximately 6,500 inmates, and a staff of 1,800. He retired from Orange County Sheriff’s Department in November 2018.
From May 2016 to March 2018, Stu was the Commander of the Field Operations Command where he oversaw six divisions responsible for a variety of functions and enforcement activities critical to the safety of the residents of Orange County. These divisions include Southwest Patrol, Southeast Patrol, North Operations, Homeland Security (including SWAT, Air Support Bomb Squad, Harbor Patrol, and Hostage Negotiations), Airport Operations and the Reserve Bureau. Stu has extensive training and experience in Field Operations, Homeland Security/Counter Terrorism Operations, Tactical response to complex incidents, State Law Enforcement Mutual Aid, FEMA ICS, DHS Threat and Risk Assessments, EOC activations, and Emergency response to Terrorism Incidents. Stu has also served in numerous roles managing complex incidents within the FEMA ICS system.
From June 2014 to May 2016, Stu was the Captain of the Investigations Division and the Program Manager for the Regional Narcotics Suppression Program (RNSP). RNSP is a multi-agency narcotics task force targeting major drug traffickers consisting of local and federal law enforcement partners. He also oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Criminal Investigations Bureau (Homicide, Sex Crimes, Economic Crimes, Family Violence, Cyber Crimes, General Crimes) and Special Investigations Bureau (Gangs, Narcotics, and Special Operations) and managed personnel assigned to various local and federal task forces.
As a Lieutenant, Stu was the Chief of Police Services for the City of Stanton where he oversaw all law enforcement activities and contracts associated with a municipal police department. Stu also served as the Counter Terrorism Bureau Commander managing the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Coordinator and the Homeland Security Grants. Stu was responsible for ensuring a coordinated response to the threat of terrorism, major natural disasters and critical incidents throughout the County. Stu also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with emphasis in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.