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William Barnett Kolender, American police chief.


Kolender, William Barnett was born on May 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of David Solomon and Esther (Dickman) Kolender.


Student, San Diego City College, 1963. Bachelor in Public Administration, San Diego State University, 1964. Juris Doctor (honorary), Western State University, San Diego, 1984.


With San Diego Police Department, 1956-1988, chief of police, 1975-1988. Assistant to public Union-Tribune Public Company, San Diego, since 1988. Teacher University California, San Diego, since 1971.


Member Mayor's Crime Control Commission, active San Diego County council Boy Scouts American, Boys' Clubs San Diego. President board governors California Community Colleges With United States Navy, 1953-1955. Member California Police Chiefs Association, California Police Officers Association, International Association Chiefs Police, Police Executive Research Forum, United States Major City Police Chief's Association (chairman).

Clubs: San Diego Rotary.


Children: Michael, Randie, Dennis.

David Solomon Kolender

Esther (Dickman) Kolender

Michael Kolender

Randie Kolender

Dennis Kolender