For more than three decades, Gary Jeandron served professionally with the Palm Springs Police Department. He started as a Records Clerk and became Chief of Police 29 years later in 2002. Chief Jeandron retired at the end of 2007. He is a graduate of the F.B. I Academy.
As Chief of Police, Jeandron managed a Department with 94 sworn officers, 156 total employees, and an annual budget of $22.4 million. His management of the department lead to the continued confidence of both the City Council and his rank and file officers.
Jeandron’s public safety decorations include Police Officer of the Year, Medal of Courage, Chairman of the Palm Springs Police Memorial Fund, 18 years as a SWAT team member, and Police Department Citizen Academy Instructor.
In addition to serving as Police Chief, Jeandron was elected to serve on the Palm Springs Unified School Board of Directors. As a school board member Jeandron supervises a school district with 24,000 students and an annual budget of $199 million. He was a founding Board of Director for SafeHouse of the Desert, and currently serves on the YMCA Board.
Jeandron earned an AA in psychology from College of the Desert, a BA in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino, and a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family Therapy from Chapman University. He is licensed by the State of California as a Marriage, Family Therapist. Gary has two adult children, five grandchildren. He and his wife, Amy, live in La Quinta, California.
Gary brings a wealth of knowledge about our community and is well connected throughout the Inland Empire. He originally supported Guide Dogs of the Desert as a member of the Palm Springs Lions Club and has served as our Emcee and Auctioneer at the Paws for Independence and Pinot for Paws events the past three years.