Message from the Chief of Police

The Yuba Community College District Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

Every member of our department is involved in keeping the campuses safe and secure. However, a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, employees, and visitors.

The Yuba Community College District covers nearly 4,200 square miles, and currently has five campuses in five different counties. The Police Department provides professional law enforcement services at all five campuses.

The police department actively participates as a member of multiple local communities, and fully subscribes to a community oriented policing approach to providing professional law enforcement services at each of our campuses. This community oriented approach includes establishing and maintaining partnerships throughout each community we are a part of. We seek partnerships with community stakeholders such as student groups, staff and faculty members, local governments, community groups and concerned individuals.

Our partnership includes a problem solving approach with our stakeholders, so that we can better understand the law enforcement needs of each community’s campus, and create effective solutions. The goal of these partnerships is to work together to fight and prevent crime, and to improve the quality of life for the students, staff, faculty, and visitors of Yuba Community College District.

As a professional law enforcement organization, we believe in a set of core values on which we base our policing paradigm. The Core Values or Principles upon which we base our policing paradigm are both clear and focused. The Core Values or Principles upon which we base our policing philosophy are, by design, equitable to all within the Yuba Community College District communities.

These Core Values Include:

  • Honesty: We are truthful in our words and in our actions
  • Respect: We treat others with dignity, honoring the rights, ideas, and opinions of all individuals      
  • Loyalty: We affirm our allegiance to our community, to our Department and to our Core Values
  • Fairness: We are just and impartial in all of our interactions. Our decisions are made without personal favoritism
  • Trust:  We are people of character and principle.  We do what is right, even when no one is looking    
  • Integrity: We act according to our core values, beliefs and principles
John Osbourne, Chief

John Osbourn
Chief of Police

Adam Pharris, Police Officer

Adam Pharris
Police Officer

James Markus, Police Officer

James Markus
Police Officer

Paul Corbin, Police Officer

Paul Corbin
Police Officer


Rinna Her
Police Officer


Yuba Community College District
425 Plumas Blvd. Suite 200
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 741-8949

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