Every aspect of Police Department operations, from its organizational structure to personnel selections, can be measured against this fundamental mission. How we spend money and how we spend time are directly related to supporting these community goals.
The Port Hueneme Police Department is deeply ingrained with respect for all human beings. Corruption, bias and harassment have no place here. We share a sense of community for all our police employees and our community alike.
At the Port Hueneme Police Department we believe in this simple crime prevention philosophy "Not in my town".
About Chief Gager
Robert P. Gager has served with the Port Hueneme Police Department (“PHPD”) since November 1999 when he was hired as a patrol officer. His employment experience with PHPD reflects the City’s confidence in his leadership ability: he was promoted to Senior Officer in 2001, quickly promoted to Sergeant in 2002, and Lieutenant in January 2011. At various times he has also served as Acting Commander, Investigative Services Division Supervisor, Watch Commander/Sergeant, Sniper Team Leader, Range Master, Field Training Officer, and finally Acting Police Chief in November 2012.
Chief Gager’s law enforcement career began at the Glendale Police Department, where he served five years as a police officer and narcotics investigator. Prior to that he served in the US Army Infantry for twelve years and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant First Class. In the military he held leadership positions ranging from Infantry Team Leader to Platoon Sergeant. His last assignment was as an instructor for the Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Fort Hood, Texas, where he taught leadership, effective communications, tactics, and land navigation.
He has also owned and operated a successful direct mail marketing business. Gager holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management and a POST Management Certificate. In his personal time he continues his work as a Firearms Tactical Trainer and is a volunteer woodshop teacher at Newbury Park High School. He has been married to his wife, Stephanie, for over 12 years.