College of Marin welcomes new police chief

Officials for the Marin Community College District announced Wednesday the appointment of a new police chief who will be sworn in later this month to oversee the two College of Marin campuses.

Jeff Marozick was appointed by the school’s Board of Trustees at their Jan. 17 meeting. He will replace interim Chief John Adams, who has held the position since July 1.

Marozick comes to the College of Marin after spending 25 years with the San Jose Police Department.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University, he was hired by the city’s Police Department in 1992. He worked as a patrol officer before being promoted to sergeant in 2002. Six years later, he was promoted again to lieutenant, before returning to patrol.

In 2011, Marozick became a captain and was assigned to the Special Operations Division. Later, he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy, where he graduated in 2012.

Marozick was twice awarded Officer of the Year for his work with the San Jose Police Department.

Marozick said in a statement:

“Coming to College of Marin is a great opportunity to use my experience working through different challenges at the San Jose Police Department to come up with solutions that keep the community safe…I’m excited to get out from behind the desk and engage with the college’s students, staff, and the community to figure out their needs.”

The Marin Community College District Police Department is tasked with providing 24-hour patrol protection to the College of Marin’s Kentfield and Indian Valley college campuses. All district police officers have full law enforcement powers and responsibilities, college officials said.

College of Marin superintendent and president David Wain Coon said he was looking forward to Marozick joining the college.

Wain Coon said in a statement:

“The depth and varied nature of his previous experience will enhance the district’s community-policing program as we continue to provide a safe environment for learning and cultural enhancement.”

Marozick will be sworn in at a ceremony during the Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Academic Center, Room 255 at the Kentfield campus.