David A. Rivero joined the University in October of 2006 after retiring from an impressive 26-year career with the City of Miami Police Department as a Major.  He arrived at the University with an impressive vision for the UM Police Department, and with a new, recharged mission statement, set out to make UMPD a national model for professionalism and community oriented policing.  In under 2 years, Chief Rivero was able to build a roster of more than 50 free crime prevention programs and services, gain impressive community reception to police, build a force of exceptionally trained, motivated and professional officers, procure impressive state-of-the-art equipment and dramatically increase specialized operations and initiatives.  In February 2008, Chief Rivero was named “Director of the Year” by Campus Safety magazine.

Chief Rivero’s Qualifications/ Resume