San Pablo police chief to retire at end of year

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San Pablo police chief to retire at end of year
San Pablo police Chief Ron Raman (Photo courtesy of the city).

San Pablo police Chief Ron Raman announced Monday he is retiring effective Dec. 30.

San Pablo police Capt. Brian Bubar, a 21-year veteran of the department, will be appointed as interim police chief after Chief Raman’s final day, according to the city. The city said it would begin the process of searching for a permanent police chief later this year.

Chief Raman has served as police chief in San Pablo for over six years. His law enforcement career spans three decades.

In San Pablo, city officials credit him with overseeing advancements in community policing, police infrastructure, technology, and training. His “diverse recruiting strategies” have resulted in full staffing for the 92-member police department, officials added.

“Chief Raman has exemplified tremendous leadership during an unprecedented period of growth and innovation in our police department,” said San Pablo City Manager Matt Rodriguez, adding that he will “be sorely missed.”

The city says its police department will remain in good hands with Capt. Bubar, who rose up in the department ranks over the last 21 years to various leadership roles and is well-known in the community. In 2021, Bubar earned a Masters degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego and also graduated from the California Commission of Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Command College Program.