Operations Division Commander
Captain Cliff Mathews
Cliff Mathews began his career with the Upland Police Department in 1991 as a police officer. In 1998 Cliff was promoted to detective where he worked multiple caseloads as well as started the Department’s high tech crime team. In 2004 Cliff was promoted to sergeant. After spending a few years as a patrol supervisor, he was assigned to professional standards. In 2010 Cliff was promoted to lieutenant.
As a lieutenant Cliff served as a patrol watch commander, the Investigations Division commander and the Administration Division commander. Cliff was promoted to captain in 2019 and serves as the Operations Division commander. Cliff has a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in emergency services administration.