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Councilmember Stan HenryPersonal Data
Mayor Stanley E. Henry
Retired Chief of Police

Stan Henry was elected the city council of Cathedral City in 2012 and later as mayor in 2014.

Prior to his serving on the city council, Mayor Henry served in law enforcement for more than 33 years and retired as the Chief of Police for the City of Cathedral City in December 2010. His career began as a sergeant when the Cathedral City Police Department was formed in 1984, and in 1995, he commenced his service as Police Chief.

Mayor Henry also serves as a board member of the City of Cathedral City's Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to Redevelopment Agency, and was appointed to the Board by the late Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.

Before starting his career with the Cathedral City Police Department, Stan worked for the La Palma Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer from 1977 to 1978. He was then hired by the Stanton Police Department where he worked as a Police Officer, Detective and Sergeant. Beginning his career with the Cathedral City Police Department at the rank of Sergeant, he worked in both the Patrol and the Investigations divisions. In 1988 Stan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, he rotated through both Patrol and Detectives. And in 1989 he was promoted to the rank of Captain.

Stan has lived in Cathedral City for over 33years. He is happily married to his wife Julie for 25years, and has three children; a daughter Stephanie, sons Michael and Matthew. Stan also has three grandchildren. Stan was born in Bakersfield California.

Stan holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and an Associate of Arts degree from Fullerton Community College. He also holds a Community College lifetime teaching credential. He has been an adjunct faculty instructor at the College of the Desert since 1993 teaching in the Criminal Justice program and the Police Academy.


Shelter from the Storm Board of Directors / Rotary / Chamber of Commerce / Youth Organizations / Senior Center / Past Board Member Gilda’s Club / Past Board Member Cathedral City's Boys and Girls Club / CPOA / POST / Cal-Gangs Executive Board of Directors / California Police Chiefs Association Board of Directors/ / Past president of RCLEAA (Riverside County Law Enforcement Administrators Association)
Past president of ARCCOP (Association Riverside County Chiefs of Police) / Past Chairman of CVNTF / California Police Chiefs Association regional rep / Riverside County Cal-ID Board member / Past President of the Rio Del Sol Master Homeowner Association and Casa Grande Homeowners Association / Xavier College Prep High School Disaster Preparedness Committee and Safety Committee / Kings School Volunteer Sports Coach


  • College of the Desert (adjunct faculty instructor) 1993 - present
  • Cathedral City Police Department 1984 - 2010
  • Stanton Police Department 1978 - 1984
  • La Palma Police Department 1977 -1978
  • Fullerton Community College (adjunct faculty instructor) 1981 - 1984

EDUCATION / Professional Training

  • Associate of Arts / Fullerton Community College
  • Bachelors of Arts / University of Redlands
  • POST Executive Development
  • FBI Executive Development
  • Enhanced Leadership
  • Future Forecasting
  • Management Development
  • Patrol Management
  • F.B.I. Southwest Command College
  • LAPD WestPoint Leadership
  • University of California at Riverside – A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management


  • Cathedral City Police Department Employee of the Year 1986
  • Cathedral City Police Department Chiefs Award 1996
  • Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce Orion Award
  • Man of the Year 2002
  • Cathedral City Senior Center Lifetime Member Award 2002
  • Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce Orion Award
  • Business Man of the Year 2009

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