Taurino Valdovinos, MS
Lieutenant Taurino Valdovinos has worked with the Oceanside Police Department since 2003. He holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California. Lt. Valdovinos served as a Watch Commander in the Field Operations Division and was later in charge of Community Policing and Support Operations. He currently manages the General Investigations Division where he oversees the Property Crimes Unit, Family Protection Unit and Homicide Unit. Additionally, Lieutenant Valdovinos manages the Oceanside Youth Partnership (OYP) program, a 12-week police officer lead mentoring program he created that focuses on at-risk youth and provides them with alternatives to street gangs, substance abuse, and a life trapped in the criminal justice system.