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Chief of Police / Director of Campus Security
Chief Barfuss, who has been a Utah state certified peace officer since 2001, came to DSUPD in May 2018 from the West Valley City Police Department.
Chief Barfuss has supervised and worked in roles including: Administration, Investigations, Training, Community Oriented Policing, and Patrol. Additionally, since 2016, Barfuss has been federally cross deputized to serve as a task force officer with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force.
An FBI National Academy graduate, Barfuss earned a master’s degree in human resources with an emphasis in organizational management from Utah State University, a bachelor’s in criminal justice administration from Columbia College and an associate degree from Brigham Young University–Idaho.
Chief Barfuss enjoys time with his family, competing in triathlons, and being outdoors in beautiful St. George, Utah.