Pamela Roskowski holds extensive policing, emergency management, security, public safety policy and executive leadership experience and accomplishments developed through a 40 year career including Municipal, County, State and University public safety service.
As University of California San Francisco Chief of Police and Public Safety Director, (2003-2015), Chief Roskowski re-engineered public safety services to more effectively accomplish community policing and crime suppression goals, improve collaboration with community partners and integrate enterprise-wide public safety and emergency management operations. Chief Roskowski led the implementation of electronic and physical security systems and technology for the UCSF multi-site enterprise, expanded police and security services to the new Mission Bay Campus, implemented enterprise-wide Homeland Security and Emergency Management functions (including functional and table-top emergency drills) and integrated the use of CCTV into a new state-of-the-art 911 Emergency Communications Center. Chief Roskowski also coordinated University of California system-wide security and dignitary protection for the Office of the President and Board of Regents including civil disobedience event management.
In addition to her responsibilities as UCSF Chief of Police, Chief Roskowski served six years as the University of California System-wide Police Services Coordinator responsible for the coordination and development of system-wide public safety planning and policy as well as leadership of the Council of Police Chiefs representing the ten University of California Police Departments. She was instrumental in developing and implementing system-wide police Use of Force and Civil Disobedience policy and participated in development and delivery of system-wide UC executive crisis leadership training to reform civil disobedience management.
As Chief of Police for the City of Corvallis Oregon, (1990-2003) she made advancements in community-policing, collaborative governance, City/University relations, and countywide public safety technology improvements. She also served Oregon as Vice Chair and two-term Governor Appointee to the Oregon Lottery Commission, served eight years as a criminal justice advisor to the Governor as a member of the Oregon Public Safety Policy Council, Oregon Juvenile Crime Prevention Task Force, Governor Elect’s Transition Team on Criminal Justice Matters and Governor’s Task Force on Reform of Oregon’s Alcohol Industry. Chief Roskowski was also elected by her peers to serve the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police in every elected office including President.
Chief Roskowski began her career as a police officer with the Palo Alto (CA) Police Department (1976-1990) promoting to all sworn ranks through Captain of Investigations. She additionally served as a loaned executive to the City Manager responsible for coordinating all of Palo Alto’s Hazardous Materials Programs and assessed Palo Alto’s Infrastructure including development of financing options adding more than $1 million per year for public works improvements.
Chief Roskowski holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degree both from San Jose State University as well as Executive Law Enforcement certification in both California and Oregon and extensive specialized training. She has received many awards and honors throughout her career including recognition as a diversity champion, National Center for Women in Policing “Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award”, and San Jose State University Distinguished Alumna among others.