Lieutenant Nunley

Lieutenant Matt Nunley began his career with the Signal Hill Police Department in 1996. He graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy and began working for the City of Tustin in 2001.


During his career as a Tustin Police Officer, Lieutenant Nunley has worked a variety of assignments including patrol officer, field training officer, motorcycle officer, and personnel/training officer.


Lieutenant Nunley was promoted to Sergeant in 2015 and spent four years as a patrol sergeant where he oversaw the body-worn camera program. In 2019, Lieutenant Nunley was selected as the Professional Standards Division supervisor.


In January of 2022, Lieutenant Nunley was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned as the commander of the Professional Standards Division. In this position, Lieutenant Nunley was responsible for managing hiring, training, IT projects, the Chief’s Advisory Board, uniforms and equipment, legislation as well as the department’s Cadets, Reserve Officers, and Police Recruits. Lieutenant Nunley also served as the department’s Press Information Officer. In August of 2022, Lieutenant Nunley transferred to the Patrol Division as the South Area Commander and is responsible for managing all policing activities in the City of Tustin south of the I-5 freeway. 


Lieutenant Nunley has an Associate of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Coastline Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education from California State University Long Beach and a master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands.


In his spare time, Lieutenant Nunley enjoys spending time with his family and attending his children’s sporting events. He also enjoys playing golf and doing projects around the house.

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    Lieutenant Matthew Nunley

    South Area Commander
    Phone: 714-573-3282