Cali State Bakersfield police Chief Marty Williamson.

Some of the relatively small number of students, staff and faculty on campus at Cal State Bakersfield during the summer reacted with surprise Tuesday upon hearing that campus police chief Marty Williamson is on paid administrative leave.

University spokeswoman Jennifer Self confirmed that Williamson is on a 30-day paid administrative leave, but declined to comment further.

Contributing columnist Jose Gaspar is a former news anchor/reporter for Telemundo Bakersfield and KGET. Email him at The views expressed here are his own.

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