Lamine Secka, M.S.


  • Phone: 619-955-0715
  • Office Location: CSL-122

Lamine Secka has been in the law enforcement profession for 24 years and served as the third police chief in San Diego State University history. As Chief he was responsible for the deployment of resources that serve a daily population of about 50,000 people including 34,000 students. His emphasis is on developing community-involved policing partnerships and using the latest technology to guide problem solving. The input of every employee is paramount to the successful operation of a department. He is currently the Director of Emergency Services for SDSU.

Lamine has been with the SDSU Police Department for 10 years and previously worked at the University of California, Irvine, University of California, San Diego and San Diego Police Departments. He has held almost every type of position within a police department including Community Service Officer, Records Clerk, Dispatcher and police officer. As an officer he served as an instructor, detective, SWAT team member, bike team member and public information officer. An avid runner and triathlete he regularly competes in the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay and has won gold at the United States Police and Fire games.

He has developed or led a variety of innovative, grant-funded programs including SDSU PD's K-9 program, motor officer program and Special Operations Unit.

His passion throughout his career has been the training of others. He has developed a number of training programs including a law enforcement interview preparation class. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from UCSD, a Master's Degree in Homeland Security from SDSU and is an adjunct faculty member for the Homeland Security Program. He has attended the FBI National Academy, POST Master Instructor Development Program and has an Administration Management certification from the UC Irvine.

He is a member of several professional organizations including the San Diego County Chiefs and Sheriff Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and National Tactical Officers Association.