The East Bay Regional Park District has hired a veteran Bay Area law enforcement officer to serve as captain of its Police Department.
Capt. Anthony “Tony” Ciaburro, 49, started Sept. 21 at the park district, where he oversees Patrol Operations for all 65 regional parks, the Investigations Unit and the Volunteer Safety Patrol Unit.
He also serves as the liaison with the park district’s unit managers, working on rules, enforcement and events within the District. In addition, he will be the district’s liaison with the East Bay Municipal Utility District and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Capt. Ciaburro began his career in law enforcement in 1989 as an officer with the San Jose Police Department. He worked on narcotics, robberies, internal affairs and on the SWAT team.
As a lieutenant, he ran Santa Clara County’s regional auto theft task force and oversaw investigations. Working his way up to captain, Ciaburro commanded the Central Division, overseeing 125 police officers.
He emphasized community policing, foot patrols and community outreach, earning widespread respect among business leaders, residents and his staff. Among the many programs he instituted was the “Coffee with the Captain” community meetings.
A native of San Francisco, Capt. Ciaburro earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from San Jose State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy class 245 in Quantico, Virginia.
At the Park District, Capt. Ciaburro will report to Police Chief Tim Anderson.
“We’re thrilled to have Capt. Ciaburro join our growing District,” said Park District General Manager Robert Doyle. “We think his experience and leadership skills will be a huge benefit to our District, helping keep our parks safe for the 2.5 million people who live in the East Bay.”