Police Chief

Meet Captain Garth Goodell

Captain Goodell began his career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in October 1993 as a reserve deputy sheriff. He was hired full-time in April of 1995 and attended the 120th session of the Sheriff’s Basic Academy. During his career with the Department, he has worked a variety of assignments, including Custody, Patrol, Narcotics, Gangs and SWAT. Captain Goodell was previously assigned to the Chino Hills Police Department in 2003-2006 as a Deputy and again in 2012-2016 as the Administrative Sergeant. Prior to assuming command of the Chino Hills Station in May of 2021, Captain Goodell was the Captain of the Employee Resources Division, responsible for the daily operations of employee hiring, background investigations, payroll, homeless outreach, concealed weapon permits and county building safety and security.

Captain Goodell holds numerous professional certificates and memberships, including but not limited to; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO), American Jail Association (AJA), American Correctional Association (ACA), FBI Law Enforcement Executive Association (FBI-LEEDA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Captain Goodell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Union Institute and University and his Master of Business Administration from California Baptist University. He is also a graduate of the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy and the Executive Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management.