CLEF Profile - Bob Kline

CLEF Profile - Bob Kline
Bob Kline
Board Member
Christians in Government

Joshua 1:8-9: “ This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night,so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

I wanted to be a police officer since childhood. In high school after receiving Jesus I contemplated going into ministry. I struggled between full time ministry and law enforcement. God finally answered my concerns by showing me that the job of a police officer is ministry. God has blessed me, and used me mightily in my career and I thank Him so much for putting me in the right job. Another blessing was CLEF. I knew that a career in law enforcement was going to be tough and besides the prayers/support of my family I needed the spiritual support of other christian police officers. Soon after I started at Coronado PD I found out about CLEF. CLEF has been such a wonderful support and blessing in my career as a police officer and I am honored to now be a part of CLEF where I can be a support for the chaplains who are serving the law enforcement community.

I worked for the City of Coronado as a police officer from December of 1987 to December 2011. I worked a variety of assignments while on the Coronado Police Department:

  1. Patrol
  2. Investigations
  3. Bike patrol
  4. Beach team
  5. Acting watch commander
  6. Field training officer
  7. D.A.R.E. officer
  8. PERT (first PERT officer for Coronado PD)
  9. Peer Support officer
  10. Hostage/Crisis negotiator


  1. Member of the San Diego County Law Enforcement memorial committee
  2. Member of the San Diego County Shop with a Cop committee
  3. Member of the San Diego Padres Law Enforcement Recognition Night committee
  4. Member of the California Association of Hostage Negotiators
  5. Member of the California Peer Support Association
  6. Member of the San Diego County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) review board
  7. Managed a Coronado little league team with other police officers for 12 years


  1. One of six officers from Coronado PD deployed to the 1992 Los Angeles riots
  2. Worked several details with presidential/dignitary visits and the Republican National Convention
  3. Three time recipient “Police Officer of the Year”
  4. Vehicle theft officer of the year
  5. Medal of Valor recipient
  6. Life saving medal recipient
  7. Recipient of the SD County Crime Commission Blue Knight award
  8. Published California Case law (October 1994) regarding a robbery/murder case I was involved in


Married to wife, Linda since August 1977. Two children and two grandchildren.


Associate of Science Criminal Justice Grossmont College 1976


  1. Collector of police patches/challenge coins
  2. Collector of baseball cards/memorabilia
  3. Gardening/traveling