Hancock College considering UCSB assistant police chief for job of top cop

Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 05, 2018

The Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees is considering bringing on a member of UCSB’s police force to lead the college’s police department.

Cathy Farley currently serves as the U.C. Santa Barbara Police Department’s assistant chief.

Trustees will consider her employment with the college at the next board meeting scheduled for Sept. 11, 2018.

If hired, Farley would take over for Chris Nartatez, formerly of the Santa Maria Police Department, who has been serving as Hancock’s interim police chief.

Allan Hancock College, based in Santa Maria, has been searching for a police chief for some time. In June, the board of trustees discussed whether to contract with the Santa Maria Police Department to fill the position. However, that option would have cost the college extra money, so the board decided to keep looking.

According to college officials, the job of police chief pays about $157,000. It’s unclear exactly how much Farley would be offered.