Alumnus Nishant Joshi '16 to be Sworn in as Chief of Police for the Alameda Police Department

After over two decades of service at the Oakland Police Department, Saint Mary’s College of California alumnus Deputy Chief Nishant Joshi will be sworn in as the new Chief of Police in Alameda on Monday, June 7th at 4pm

Joshi graduated from the Kalmanovitz School of Education in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Leadership. His leadership project was a collaborative study titled “Increasing Government Organizations’ Capacity to Deliver Exceptional Service.” 

Most of Joshi’s adult life was spent working for the Oakland Police Department. He joined the department in 1998 as a Police Officer Trainee, and then went on to serve the department as a Crime Reduction Officer, Gang and Gun Task Force Sergeant, Human Resources and Training Division Captain, and most recently Deputy Chief of the Bureau of Field Operations Two.

Reflecting on his experience at Saint Mary’s Joshi said, “My education at SMC was truly life changing. Unlike traditional educational programs, my experience at SMC went beyond institutional learning. I have learned so much more about myself and am better prepared to serve others.” Joshi has also said he is confident that he can lead the Alameda police department “to be a premier agency engaged in 21st century policing that prioritizes community expectations while honoring all residents and their life experiences.” 

Please join us in celebrating Deputy Chief Nishant Joshi as he is sworn in as Chief of Police for Alameda Police Department this afternoon at 4pm PST.