Chief of Police

Chief PicChief Raman is an accomplished law enforcement professional with a solid professional reputation, extensive community experience, and noteworthy credentials. He brings to San Pablo an incredible reputation of exemplary leadership, community engagement, and police enforcement adding a valuable dimension to our outstanding Police Department.

Chief Raman has West Contra Costa County roots having spent his formidable teen years growing up in Pinole, CA, and graduating from Pinole Valley High School in 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento in May 1996, and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from St. Mary’s College in May 2004. He was hired by the Pittsburg Police Department in 1996, and has had an accomplished career of advancement with his last position being Police Captain before being appointed Police Chief for San Pablo. He is also a 2012 graduate from the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College Graduate Class #50.