New Chief Named for CSUN Campus Police

Cal State Northridge has named campus-security veteran Edward W. Harrison chief of university police.

Harrison, 46, was formerly public safety director at Cal State San Bernardino. He succeeds CSUN’s former police chief Stanley Friedman, who had held the post for the past decade.

Friedman resigned in January to become director of museum security for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu and the new J. Paul Getty Center under construction in the Brentwood Hills.

Harrison has a total of 20 years of police experience in the California State University system, including the past seven years as chief at the San Bernardino campus. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne, as well as an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Cal State Los Angeles.


In his new job, Harrison will supervise CSUN’s 18-officer police force.

Harrison is “a community-oriented, student-oriented peace officer,” said CSUN’s President Blenda Wilson. “He is a very capable administrator and manager, an experienced law enforcement officer who puts a very high value on knowing the community and listening to people.”