Deputy Chief Jay Short is currently assigned as the Detective Division Commander. The Detective Division Commander exercises line command over personnel in the Detective Division and serves as a member of the Command Staff and the Management Team.
Deputy Chief Short began his law enforcement career at the Newport Beach Police Department in 1992 as a Reserve Police Officer and started his full-time career in 1995. During his career, Deputy Chief Short has held a variety of positions, including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Detective, S.W.A.T. Team member, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Patrol Supervisor, Detective Supervisor, Detective Lieutenant, and S.W.A.T. Team Leader. He also graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute in 2012.
Lieutenant Short grew up in Bloomington, California and enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family.