PCC officials have confirmed that Campus police Chief Don Yoder has been placed on paid administrative leave, but the details of why the decision was made have not yet been made available.
“Other than confirming that Chief Yoder is on paid administrative leave, I cannot comment on personnel matters,” said Gail Cooper, PCC General Counsel. “We must respect the laws that provide for confidentiality and privacy of such matters.”
Yoder replaced Stanton Perez as Chief of Police in January 2013 after Perez resigned due to issues about the eligibility of his pension from his former job with the California highway patrol.
Yoder previously served with the San Bernardino Police Department beginning in 1985 and went on to serve as the Chief of Police for the city of Victorville.
Yoder is PCC’s fourth head of campus police since 2011.