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With over 21 years in law enforcement, Bernice has worked with three law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles County. Her Sheriff's Department assignments included custody, patrol training and detective divisions. While currently assigned to the Office of Homeland Security, she continues to educate herself and others across the country on methods of responding, recognizing and reducing abusive behavior. Bernice has received numerous awards for her domestic violence training courses and curricula development, including several POST telecourses.
Mike has 30 years experience with the Fresno Police Dept. as a field officer, training officer and investigator. He created the Domestic Violence Unit at the Fresno Police Department in 1996 and is currently assigned there as an Investigator. Mike helped develop several Domestic Violence courses for POST, and instructs throughout California in many capacities. He has created domestic violence training materials and has been an invited speaker for CDAA domestic violence seminars.
Robert Amador has been a San Diego Deputy District Attorney for over twenty years. He has been the project director of the J.U.D.G.E. unit, a multi-agency drug/gang task force, for the last twelve years. Bob also teaches for CDAA in the area of Juvenile law. He received his law degree from the University of San Diego, a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Social Ecology from UC Irvine.
John has an active consulting practice providing litigation support, management assistance and training in both the public and private sectors. John spent the majority of his career with the University of California Police Department, retiring after twenty-five years. He served on the Berkeley, San Francisco and San Diego campuses. John retired as Chief of Police at UCSD and Coordinator of Police Services for the U.C. system-wide administration.

Phil is a Sergeant with the Santa Ana Police Department and has been a member of the Department for 20 years. His experience includes working as a patrol officer, burglary/theft investigator for 11 years, patrol field sergeant and a directed patrol sergeant running an area sub-station. In his present assignment as Supervisor for District Investigations, he investigates robbery, burglary, auto theft, non-gang related assaults and domestic violence cases.

Jim is a Lieutenant with the San Diego Police Department. He has worked with the San Diego Police Department for over 30 years in a number of different assignments, mostly Investigative and Administrative. He currently is the Commanding Officer of the Department’s Emergency Negotiations Team, and the nationally recognized Domestic Violence Unit.
Judy is a management trainer, professional speaker, nationally certified career consultant, and licensed marriage and family therapist. She earned a B.A. in Speech, a M.S. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Education. Her specialty is conducting training programs, which center around interpersonal communication skills. Judy’s expertise is in career development. She also serves as Assistant Director of the American Online Career Center and teaches at UCSD in their Career Counseling Certificate Program.
Rick received his J. D. from Hasting College of Law in 1971. He was a founder and defense counsel a the Bayview-Hunter’s Point Foundation in San Francisco for 5 years , and a law professor at the University of San Diego for 7 years. He has taught courses in criminal law, evidence, and trial advocacy. Currently, he is a senior trail deputy in the Santa Barbara Public Defender’s Office.
Jennifer has been working with victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in a variety of capacities for the past 21 years. She has coordinated 24 hour emergency services for an urban Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, in addition to training and supervising advocates for the Sacramento County Sexual Assault Response Team and Domestic Violence Response Team. Jennifer is a board member for several organizations at the state and national level.
George Beity is a 20-year veteran of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. As a Sergeant, he currently heads the department’s In-Service Training Unit. This unit is responsible for the advanced training of nearly 1,000 law enforcement officers. He is a graduate of POST’s Master Instructor Development program. His education includes a BA from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree from National University, both in Public Administration. He has been presenting Instructor Development courses since 1998.
Cathy Bolger is a dynamic trainer, speaker and author who provides professional and personal development to a wide range of organizations, companies and individuals. Her clients range from healthcare, manufacturing and government to one of the largest accounting firms. Her practical approach to training coupled with her
high-energy presentation style make Cathy a respected professional in the training and consulting industry. She has developed and delivered programs in team building, conflict management skills, presentation skills and training in how to conduct productive meetings. She has served in a variety of leadership roles for the American Society for Training and Development, San Diego Chapter.
Maurice is a management and organization development consultant. In addition to providing services to public and private sector organizations, Maurice has published several articles on counseling skills and creating a motivational climate. Also, as an adjunct faculty member, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and management for National University, Pepperdine University and Chapman College. He has a M.A. in Human
Resources Management.
Alan Caddell is a police sergeant with the Santa Ana Police Department. He holds a Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University and is a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Development Program. A trainer for over 15 years, Alan has extensive experience and expertise in the area of instruction design and technology. Alan has taught advanced PowerPoint and on-line training for POST and other law enforcement presenters and is currently teaching a variety of programs.
Judy Campbell is a Supervising Victim Witness Advocate employed by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. She has been employed as an advocate for 22 years. Judy has volunteered as a rape crisis counselor for the past 18 years and has served on the Board of Directors of two domestic violence shelter programs. She has worked to develop multi-agency protocols in the areas of child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Judy has helped to develop and teach criminal justice/victim service training courses for law enforcement, prosecutors, probation officers, corrections, and social service workers
Rudy earned his J. D. from Monterey College of Law in 1987, and has worked with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office since 1991. During that time, he has been assigned to a variety of positions, including child dependency, general misdemeanor and felony crimes, sexual assault crimes, and the narcotics team. Additionally, Rudy graduated from Sacramento State College, and also spent two years in the United States Army Military Police Corp.
Shirley is a Supervising Advocate in the San Diego District Attorney Victim Assistance Program. She has a B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration and a Masters in Public Administration. Currently, she supervises the domestic violence unit in the City of San Diego and the South Bay office. She has spent her majority of her professional career working with victims from all types of crimes, from vandalism to homicides. She now works closely with the State Department, FBI, and U.S. Attorney’s office assisting international victims. In addition to teaching for POST, she teaches for the San Diego Miramar Regional Academy, San Diego Probation Officers Academy, and is an adjunct professor at San Diego State University. She serves on many local committees including DVRT and San Diego Family Justice Center. In 2002, she was awarded Crime Victim Advocate of the year in San Diego and was was the recipient of an ICI Excellence in Instruction award.
Jana has been a Communications Supervisor for the City of Riverside since 1991; prior to this she served as a Dispatcher for Riverside Public Safety Communications and the City of Rialto for over 8 years. For 6 years, she was the Training Supervisor, responsible for developing and providing training for all new and continuing employees in Communications. She is a trainer for the department, instructing First Aid/CPR, CLETS, and other topics. Jana is currently assigned as a shift supervisor.
Mike is a management consultant/ trainer. He is also a licensed marriage, family and child therapist in private practice. Mike conducts training in the areas of stress reduction, team building, handling anger and violence, and personal power for government agencies, community service organizations, schools and the private sector throughout the country.
Jeff retired from the Huntington Beach Police Dept. after 29 years as a Lieutenant in charge of the Investigation Bureau. He is a POST Master Instructor, is Program Manager for the POST Institute of Criminal Investigation Instructor Development Program and is a consultant and expert witness specializing in Force Issues, Police Practices and related topics. He has taught at the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College for 22 years and also teaches in the ICI Instructor Update Workshop.
Jaime has been with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office since 1989, and is presently a Senior Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Training Division. He recently completed a 5 year assignment with the Family Protection Unit, prosecuting many Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Elder Abuse cases. He holds a J. D. from Pepperdine Law School, and a B.A. in Business from the University of Southern California.
Katie has been with the Marjaree Mason Center for the last six years as the Crisis Intervention Advocate housed with the Fresno Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit. Katie graduated California State University Fresno, earning a B.S. in Criminology with an emphasis in Victimology. Since 1998, Katie has trained volunteers for the Fresno County Human Health Services Count to 10 and Know More programs, which is directed at adolescents. Additionally, Katie completed the Reserve Officers’ Academy and served 3 years as a sworn Fresno Police Dept. Reserve Officer.
Since 1980, Martha has been the Director of the Victim Witness Assistance Division of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. She also served as President of the California Victim and Witness Coordinating Council, and on the Victim Services Curriculum Committee for the Office of Criminal Justice Planning. Martha is a subject matter expert for POST on several subjects, including Stalking, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse. 

Frank is a retired Inspector with the Hayward Police Department. He has served the department for over 28 years, working in patrol, motorcycle unit and traffic investigations. He is the past President of the Western States Burglary & Theft Investigators Assoc. as well as the Western States Cargo Theft investigators (Northern Chapter). Frank has assisted in the formation of the I.C.I. core course and he assisted in the formation of the Arson/Bomb specialty course and he has coordinated and instructed in the Robbery and the Burglary Specialty courses. Frank is a graduate of the Cargo Theft Investigation Course put on by the FBI & ATF in Georgia. Frank is currently an ICI Instructor and the coordinator of the Burglary Course. Frank is the current President of the ICI Association and one of the founding members.

Charmaine joined the Anaheim Police Dept. in October 1988, after relocating from Cleveland Ohio. She is currently serving in a recently created position, CLETS/NCIC Specialist and is responsible for all CLETS/NCIC related department training, policies and procedures. She is on the State Board of the computerized CLETS Users Group, (CCUG).
Cindy regularly presents seminars for SDSU Saturday Seminars, San Diego Employer’s Association, The Support Center, and other public and private organizations. Cindy received her Masters and Doctorate from Psychological Studies Institute in Palo Alto, CA.
Sandy Diem began her career in law enforcement at the Long Beach Police Department as a records clerk assigned to the teletype office. She was later promoted to Police Systems Supervisor supervising the telecommunications and criminal warrants sections. For the past 15 years, Sandy was the Records Administrator with the Bakersfield Police Department. In addition to overseeing the operation of the Records Section, she taught records sections procedures to both civilian and sworn personnel through the department’s in-house academy. During her 33 year career, Sandy participated in various Department of Justice advisory boards, assisted POST on the development of the first telecommunications manual and workbook, and presented at CLEARS Conferences. Recently retired, Sandy is still active in the California Law Enforcement Association of Records Supervisors (CLEARS).
Philip Donohue recently retired after 36 years in law enforcement. He spent his last 27 years with the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, where he retired as the Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Regional Office. In addition to a variety of law enforcement assignments and duties, he has taught numerous investigative, supervisory, management and leadership courses in several academy, college and professional training environments including IACP, CPOA, CNOA, DOJ and the San Diego Regional Training Center. He has had articles on Ethics and other police management topics published in several professional journals and magazines. Phil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration from California State University at Los Angeles, and a Masters in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Joyce is a senior deputy district attorney specializing in sexual assault, child abuse, and hate crimes. She is also a law professor and a statewide lecturer and consultant for the California Deputy District Attorney Association and the Center for Child Protection. Joyce recently finished her first novel entitled Justice Served; it is loosely based upon several of her high profile cases. Joyce has earned her J. D. as well as two Master’s degrees in education and a BA in psychology.
Joe is a Detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Commercial Crimes Bureau. He is currently assigned to the Southern California High Tech Task Force's Identity Theft Detail. He has been a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 14 1/2 years. He has worked assignments in Custody Division, Patrol, and Detective Division. As a Patrol Deputy , Joe worked as a field training officer, watch deputy, station jailer, COPS deputy, Detective, Detective Mentor, and Acting Sergeant for his detective team. As a detective, he has investigated Crimes Against Persons and Property, Narcotics, Forgery, Fraud, and Identity Theft. Since May of 1999 he has worked on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Identity Theft Team in tracking the problem and developing and implementing strategies to investigate and combat this crime. He has traveled nationally to research the problem and met with numerous people from the public and private sectors. He is currently a curriculum advisor for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for Identity Theft. He also assisted in the development and teaches in POST's 40-hour course for investigators for Identity Theft. Joe holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Sociology with an emphasis in Community Based Policing.
Rick is the Police Chief for the City of Chula Vista. He spent his previous 23 years of police service with the City of Pasadena. He is currently involved in many community and professional organizations. He is currently President of the San Diego Chief’s and Sheriff’s Association, and Chair of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force.
Brian is the Head Deputy for the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Unit for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. Brian is a former Deputy District Attorney for the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office, primarily prosecuting Domestic Violence cases. His 6 years of experience as a prosecutor include Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Elder Abuse case loads. Additionally, Brian trains for the San Diego Regional Academy, the California District Attorney’s Association, and the National District Attorney’s Association.
John Falk has been an officer for about 17 years, the last 14 with the Laguna Beach Police Department, where John currently serves as a Police Officer II/FTO, and also as a Field Crime Scene Investigator. John is a graduate of Class 13 of the Master Instructor Development Program, where he
created a course on Identity Theft Investigation for Patrol Officers. This led to being invited to participate with the last stages of the curriculim development of the ICI Identity Theft Investigation Course. John currently teaches the Community Resources/Patrol Training block of the ICI course.
Gerald W. Fineman is a Deputy District Attorney for Riverside County and the trial team leader of the Domestic Violence Unit. He has spent seven years prosecuting felony domestic violence cases including domestic violence homicides and officer involved domestic violence cases. As trial team leader he oversees the operation of felony and misdemeanor domestic violence cases. He works closely with local law enforcement agencies to help them formulate domestic violence policies. He serves on the Board of Directors for Alternatives to Domestic Violence. He is the current Chairperson for the California District Attorneys Association Domestic Violence Committee. In addition to teaching for POST he also teaches for the California District Attorneys Association and has lectured for the National College of District Attorneys. He also teaches criminal law at California Southern Law School in Riverside, California.
Patrick Flood retired from active law enforcement after 27 years of service at the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. The last 17 years there he worked as a Detective specializing in crimes against people. He utilized polygraph for several years before being trained in the use of the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA). He coordinated and taught in several law enforcement schools in Interview & Interrogation, Interrogation Law as well as investigations of Child Abuse and Sexual Assault. Patrick also teaches for the "National Institute of Truth Verification" as one of 5 instructors in the world for the use of the CVSA. He owns his own Truth Verification Business in California and is a licensed Private Investigator. Patrick can be contacted by e-mail at

Michael has been a law enforcement officer since 1983, and has been employed with the University of California Santa Barbara since 1987, where he is currently a captain. Michael has an extensive background in law enforcement training. He is also employed as a firearms instructor with the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Allan Hancock College. Recently, Michael assisted in developing and instructing the POST Sexual Assault Investigation course.
Darin is a Lieutenant with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, where he has worked since 1989 in a variety of assignments including Patrol, DARE Officer, Sexual Assault Detective, Administrative Investigative Team Investigator, and Supervisor of Sheriff/Coroner’s Investigators. Darin is a Sexual Assault Response Team member, and actively involved in Sexual Assault Investigation training. He is a founding member of the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center Honorary Board.
Suzanne is the Executive Director of the Regional Training Center. She was previously City Manager of Oceanside and has over 20 years experience in city government. She served in various department head and administrative positions with four cities, and in policy and technical assistance positions with the League of California Cities. As a consultant she specializes in team building, strategic planning, conflict management, and training design. She was the 2000 Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Founder’s Award recipient.
Jim is the principal in Fraser and Associates, Inc. His experiences and activities include training development, advanced instructor training, supervisor, management, and executive training, adult learning, presentation procedures, special events planning and training, emergency and critical incident management, antiterrorism, security and contingency planning, and crisis management. He specializes in the training of law enforcement personnel in these various disciplines. He was the contract developer for and facilitates the Master Instructor Development Training Program and Institute of Criminal investigation Instructor Update for POST; both programs are adult learning/ experience-based instructor development programs. In 1999 he was selected as an Excellence in Instruction awardee. He was the 2001 Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Founder’s Award recipient.
Bill is the former Director of the Employee Relations Section for the Western Region of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Bill has 20 years experience in public sector employee development, labor relations and employee relations. He conducts many highly rated personnel management workshops throughout the state. He is known for his high energy and his practical and effective personnel management systems.
Beginning in 1977, Rick rose through administrative positions with the City of San Marcos and then moved to become City Manager of King City in 1981. He quickly returned to San Marcos in 1983 where he has served as City Manager since. Simultaneously he rose to the rank of colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and retired in 1999 after 26 years. Rick holds both a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. In addition to his teaching for RTC, he has been an Instructor in Public Administration/ Public Finance at San Diego State since 1987.
Jordan has over 25 years experience providing consultation coaching and training for government, service, professional, retail, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. As Vice President, Operations, he guided an employee assistance and behavioral health firm through attainment of a California HMO license and an 800% revenue expansion to a multi-million dollar acquisition. A successful senior executive, a trained coach, a licensed counselor and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, he is able to assist clients in overcoming both the internal and external obstacles to exceptional individual, team and organization performance.
George retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after over 32 years of uninterrupted service. His last 8 years was as a Supervising Sergeant/ Bomb Technician and Arson Investigator. George was also the training coordinator for the L.A.S.D., Arson-Explosives Detail. His other assignments included Homicide Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Major Crimes Bureau, Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau and Patrol Divisions as a Deputy and as a Sergeant. George has been an ICI Core course Instructor in San Diego and Sacramento and for the Arson and Explosives Specialty Course since 1994. He is a POST certified Instructor and holds a Limited Teaching Credential from UCLA. George is currently under private contract to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. and Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Teacher-Trainer in the field of Arson and Explosives.
Mike Gray recently retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after seventeen years. Mike is a graduate of Class 6 of the Master Instructor Development Program and is the co-facilitator of MIDP classes. Mike is also very active in the instructor development training for ICI instructors and has taken courses in instructor training and development from California State University at Long Beach. Mike is currently the course administrator for the Identity Theft and Hate Crimes classes. He is also the program coordinator for the MIDP.
Charla has designed and taught financial planning and Federal retirement courses since 1990. She is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. She has presented Federal Retirement courses to over twenty-five Federal agencies in the past seven years. She has also co-authored a book on retirement planning.
Gary is a lieutenant and 26 year veteran of the Sacramento Police Dept. His command experiences include Patrol Operation, Internal Affairs, Detectives, Narcotics and Vice Special Investigations. Gary is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and the University of Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute. He instructs for both the San Diego and Sacramento Regional Training Centers.
Kit has been an advocate for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victims for eighteen years. She has worked in both urban and rural programs, and has also been involved with community-based Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault education programs for a variety of disciplines, including the criminal justice community, health care professionals, and clergy members. She is a POST consultant and subject matter expert for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Ken is a Chief Deputy District Attorney in Fresno County. During his 18 years as a Deputy District Attorney, Ken has tried hundreds of cases and has served on specialized prosecution units for homicide, sex crimes, and juvenile crimes among others. He teaches at the police academy and is a frequent instructor at local law enforcement agencies, as well as being a regular contributor to POST publications and videos. Additionally, he has published several articles on criminal trial practice and is a Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. Ken is a graduate of UC Davis, with an M.A. in psychology from Duquesne University. He received his J.D. from McGeorge School of Law in 1981, and is Order of the Coif.
Bill has facilitated over 100 interest-based negotiations and intervened in many labor-management relationships as an advocate for both management and labor. He worked for more than 15 years with the California State Mediation/Conciliation Service. Bill holds an M.A. in Negotiations/Conflict Management, and is an instructor of Organization Conflict at CSU-Dominguez Hills.
Sally is the Project Manager of the Lockheed Martin IMS CALWORKS San Diego Project directing welfare to work employment activities in San Diego County. She has over 25 years of executive experience with budgets and personnel, plus line and policy management with the County of San Diego. Sally has over 15 years of training and consulting in budget, public finance, financial analysis, collaborative management, personnel, and customer service.
Candace served for over 25 years as an Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. She headed the Domestic Violence, Charging, Misdemeanor, and Preliminary Hearing Units. She has served as a trainer and consultant for a variety of federal, state, and other governmental entities, and has published numerous articles in the areas of Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence. Candace continues to teach and write for the California District Attorney’s Association as well as POST. In California, she has helped design curricula for judges, as well as curricula for law enforcement on Domestic Violence. Candace instructs Law at the University of California’s Hastings College, and is a board member for several Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse organizations at the state and national levels. 

Lea has been a Lab Tech for the Los Angeles Police Dept for two years. She currently works in the Serology section, processing coroners evidence, screening sexual assault kits and doing quantitative
dna analysis. She also has had some experience and knowledge with firearms. She is currently working on her BS in Microbiology from Cal Poly Pomona.

Hermi is the Police Services Administrative Supervisor for the Barstow Police Department where she has worked for the past 30 years. She is responsible for the management and dissemination of law enforcement records. Hermi is the system administrator for the CAD/RMS computer system. She coordinates and provides operating and technical support of the department’s computer network and communications equipment. She is the 9-1-1 PSAP Manager and Agency Terminal Coordinator. She is responsible for the supervision of Police Services Assistants, and provides additional supervision to Police Dispatchers and Community Service Officers. She is the current president of the CLEARS Inland Chapter, which represents Riverside and San Bernardino counties. She is also serving her second term on the State Executive Board of the California Law Enforcement Association of Record Supervisors.
Kressie has been a dispatcher for the past 13 years. Her first 8 years were with the Santa Barbara Police Department, and she is currently the Lead Dispatcher with the University of California Santa Barbara Police Department. Kressie instructs for the San Diego Regional Training Center and the Department of Justice. She was part of the team of dispatchers who established the curriculum for the Sexual Assault for Dispatchers course. Kressie enjoys training and getting to know dispatchers throughout California.
Cathy is a trainer, professional speaker and author with 22 years experience in public and private sectors. She is a speaker for Career Track seminars and on the business faculty at UCSD Extension. Her specialties include stress management, presentation skills, and motivation. Prior to self-employment, Cathy worked as a supervisor and training specialist with San Diego County.
Eric Kaufmann, president in InSight Consulting, specializes in enhancing communication,collaboration, and conflict resolution skills. He is passionate about developing leaders andteams into self-correcting perpetual learnersthrough executive coaching and organizational
training. Eric’s education includes a BA in InternationalBusiness and graduate education inClinical Psychology. He is an Executive Coach,Certified Professional Management Consultant, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well as a Scuba Diving Instructor. Eric teaches on the faculty of the Professional Development Programs
at San Diego State University and Cal
State San Marcos. Eric, along with the rest ofthe Board of Directors of San Diego LeadershipInitiative, serves and develops leaders with integrity.
Colleen is a Human Relations Consultant and the author of several publications including Assertion Training: A Facilitator’s Guide and Breakthrough Performance. She has done extensive consulting and training work nationally and internationally. Colleen has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and a Ph.D. from Golden State University in Human Communication Systems and Professional Psychology.
Bill has been with the San Francisco Police Dept. since 1969, and is a current and founding member of the Hostage/Crisis Negotiations Team since 1974. A graduate of the University of San Francisco, Bill also served as an officer with the U.S. Army Military Police in Vietnam. He earned his MPA in Justice Administration from Golden Gate University. Bill has personally negotiated barricade, suicide, and hostage-taking incidents in San Francisco, and has trained police officers both domestically and overseas, under the auspices of the United States State Department.
Alyce began her work with battered women in 1978. In 1979 she founded Alternatives to Violence, one of the first programs in the United States to work with abusers. Alyce is one of Sage Publication’s best-selling authors, and a nationally requested conference and keynote speaker. Alyce has appeared on many radio and television shows, has received numerous awards, and is an Expert Witness in Domestic Violence. She earned her M. S. degree in Community-Clinical Psychology from California State University Long Beach.
Pam has been with the San Diego Police Department for 9 years and has taught defensive tactics for her department and the Regional Academy since 1989. She was given an exceptional performance citation by the San Diego Police Department in 1994. She was awarded Officer of the Year by the Women’s Police Officers Association, and International Officer of the Year by the International Women’s Police Association in 1990.
Jeff is a Sergeant/Inspector with the San Francisco Police Department. During his 23 years, Jeff’s assignments have been in patrol, investigation in general crimes, domestic violence and the Special Investigations Division. Jeff has assisted in the development and production of several POST telecourses involving DV related subjects, and is currently active with the development of POST training courses related to domestic violence issues
Nina specializes in the areas of motivational and change management, assertiveness training, and communication. She facilitates the identification of what works and the identification and change of what doesn’t work. Since programs and projects are only as good as the people who work in them, she consistently looks for the good and cultivates people for their expertise, humor, and work ethic. Nina has been an organizational trainer, teacher, and therapist for thirty years and has traveled the world working with some of the best that didn’t know they were great. Participants say she is humorous, present, and knowledgeable.
Ron has been the Police Chief of Huntington Beach since 1989. He previously served with Baldwin Park Police Dept., Tustin Police Dept. and Cypress Police Dept., where he also served as Chief. He was selected as Outstanding Police Chief in California in 1985. He is a past President of Cal-Chiefs, and was a Post Commissioner for 9 years. Ron is a frequent instructor in the areas of Leadership, Management, and Supervision, and has published a number of articles for professional journals.

Sergeant Lusardi has been a Police Officer with the San Diego Police Department for 15 years. He has been assigned to the Patrol Division, the Traffic Division, the Vice Unit, the Homicide Unit, the Robbery Unit and is currently a Patrol Supervisor and a Field Training Officer supervisor. He has been an instructor for the San Diego Police Academy, the Department of Justice, POST, the California District Attorney’s Association, and the U.S. Navy.

John is a trainer and consultant in Strategic Planning/Visioning, Project Management, Process Improvement, Organizational Performance Audits, and Learning Communities. He was County Manager for Washoe County (Reno), Nevada for over twenty-one years. He has extensive local government experience spanning over thirty-five years. He also served as Assistant County Manager for Washoe County, City Manager for the City of Sparks, Nevada. He began his local government career in Santa Rosa, California, serving in a variety of administrative/staff positions before moving to Nevada in 1973. He was the first local government presenter at the Systems Thinking in Action conference in 1996 and has received special recognition and awards from professional organizations such as ASPA and ICMA.
Larry has over 20 years of experience as a consultant/trainer with special emphasis on race relations and equal opportunity/ affirmative action. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology.
Marty serves as Legal Advisor to the California Police Chief’s Association, the California State Sheriff’s Association and the California Peace Officer’s Association. He also served for 10 years as the State Chairman of the Police Legal Advisors’ Committee for the California Peace Officer’s Association. Marty lectures extensively on matters involving civil liability and law enforcement on behalf of POST, California Peace Officer’s Association, California Sheriff’s Association, Dept. of Justice and Americans for Effective Law Enforcement. He received his law degree from St. John’s University in New York. Marty is admitted to practice law in all lower courts in the State of New York and California, the US Federal Courts, and the US Supreme Court.

Dana has been a deputy sheriff for over 19 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and is assigned as a detective to the Fraud Detail. Dana trains and speaks regularly on behalf of his department and California POST to investigators, merchants, civic groups, and department personnel and the media regarding forgery, fraud and identity theft. Dana assisted with the development of POST’s Identity Theft Investigations Course and has taught in this course since its inception. Dana can be reached at 562-946-7217 or email at
Rosanna is the Operations Supervisor for the Santa Cruz Consolidated Emergency Communication Center. She has been actively involved in training since 1981. Rosanna is a graduate of the year-long POST Master Instructor Program. Her strengths lie in understanding how to actively involve students in the learning, particularly in a law enforcement environment. She teaches at her Academy as well as develops and maintains in-service training programs and public education at SCCECC.
Heather began her career over 20 years ago as an Emergency Dispatcher with South Bay Regional Public Communication. She quickly became a Communications Trainer and an Acting Supervisor before moving to the Glendale Police Department in 1989. Heather continued to train new employees before promoting to Communications Supervisor in 1995. Heather has worked closely with Police Management to redesign the Communications Center, and has assisted in developing their Communications Policy Manual.
Carol has been the Coordinator of the Rape Prevention Education Program at UC Santa Barbara for the past seven years. Prior to that she worked with a community rape crisis center in Georgia and before that she managed a battered women's shelter in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Santa Barbara County SART and has also served as an instructor in the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner training program.
Bob Nelson is a consultant and trainer, former City Manager, Public Works director, and Water District Manager. For the past year, he has been one of two instructors in the Supervisor’s Academy and the lead instructor of the Police Budgeting course. His previous career spanned 37 years in city government in California where he served as City Manager for the cities of Del Mar and Seal Beach, and in executive and management positions with the cities of Encinitas, Fremont, and Los Angeles. His particular expertise is in fiscal management, project management, supervision and employee development.
Maril has provided trainer and organizational development consultant services to state and local governments since 1972. Maril served as Director of a Police Academy in Texas and coordinated training for the San Diego Regional Training Center. She has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development.
Diana has as worked as a criminalist for the Los Angeles Police Department since 1981 in various specialty areas, including crime scene processing and firearms analysis. Diana has a BS in Biochemistry from UCLA and a MS in Criminalistics from Cal State LA.
Phyl retired after 29 plus years of Law Enforcement in 2003. He has been an instructor in many areas since 1976, including firearms, Child Abuse Investigations, Investigation of Suspicious Burn Injuries, Interrogation Law, and Interview and Interrogation. His work in the area of Burn Investigation and re creation has been shared with professionals in all 50 states and as many as 35 countries. Phyl continues educating in many areas. Phyl can be reached at
Jon has been with the City of Glendale since 1973, and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant in the Detective Bureau. He has worked in a variety of capacities including Patrol, Training, Narcotics, Robbery Homicide, Watch Commander, and Detective Bureau Commander. He received an A.A. in Criminal Justice from Fullerton College. Additionally, Jon authored, implemented, and supervises the Glendale Police Department’s Domestic Violence Response Team – the DOOR team.
A consultant and educator in private practice working with community and criminal justice agencies, Barbara was the Director of the largest victim assistance program in California. Under her leadership for 21 years, many victim assistance programs were established, including the Victim/Witness Assistance Program, Sexual Assault Victim Services/Prevention Program, Family Violence Victim Services, Homicide Victim Services, and Gang Victim Services. More than 100 staff and 165 volunteers provide services to more than 50,000 victims, families, and crime witnesses each year. Recognized for excellence, the programs have received over 20 state and national awards. Barbara attended Montana State College, University of Montana School of Law, and was a Judge in Montana 1971-1980.
Wendi has 14 years experience incorporating
customer service techniques into the public sector. For the past 5 years, she has been the Customer Service Center Manager for the County of San Diego, where she created and implemented a one-of-a-kind customer service program. This award-winning program has been used as a model for other organizations around the United States. Wendi additionally has 4 years of experience coordinating customer-focused web sites. She is also the founder of Customer Service Advantage, whose mission it is to create and capture service opportunities in the public and private sectors.
Michael holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. For the past 10 years he has specialized in motivating individuals to break through physical and mental barriers thought previously to be unobtainable. His clientele include both private and public sector business executives. Dr. Reider has been employed for 5 years as the supervising psychologist for a prestigious U.S. Navy special forces training program. He guided participants to develop creative problem solving skills while performing under extreme stress. He currently consults with companies to aide in generating new ideas for increased profitability. Dr. Reider maintains a private practice in La Jolla.
A veteran of more than 30 years in broadcasting. He began his career in Stockton, California. Later he moved to Sacramento and in 1969 he was brought to San Diego where he became the “Voice of the Aztecs”, handling play-by-play duties of San Diego State football and basketball games. In 1995 he joined the San Diego County Sheriffs as Special Assistant to the Sheriff in charge of Public Affairs, handling media relations and related duties. He retired from the Sheriff’s Department in May 2001.
Bill is a retired Police Administrator with more than thirty years of experience with the City of Los Angeles in staff and management positions in human resources, emergency operations and police management. His last assignment as a Police Administrator was as the Commanding Officer of the LAPD’s Support Services Group where he directed the operations of more than 1400 personnel in Records and Identification, Scientific Investigation, Jail, Property, Motor Transport, and Supply Divisions. He is a frequent speaker on subjects including: administrative training and development, leadership, completed staff work, personal growth and development strategies, supervisory development, and preparation for civil service examinations and interviews. Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley. He has done extensive post-graduate study in management and public administration, and he has completed the Executive Program in Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Rana is Chief of the University of San Diego Police Department. She is also founder of Community Policing Associates which provides technical assistance and training to police departments and communities in crime control, and in implementing community and problem oriented policing. Previously, Rana served as a National Institute of Justice Fellow, a White House Fellow, and was on the Police Executive Research Forum, a national police think tank. She is recognized nationwide as an expert on community oriented policing.
Stephanie received her B. A. in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1988, and a J. D. from Santa Clara University in 1992. She has been with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office for the past 10 years. Since 1998, she has been assigned a grant position to prosecute the most serious Domestic Violence cases, involving stabbings, shootings, or broken bones, in the city of Fresno.
Jane has been an Orange County Deputy District Attorney since 1985. Her assignments have included the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit, Felony Panel, Consumer Protection, general misdemeanors and Juvenile Court. She has been trying domestic violence cases since 1994 and has been the Family Violence Unit supervisor since 1996.
Mark has been in law enforcement for 22 years. Mark’s duties have included Field Training Supervisor, Sexual Assault Response Team Member, RAD Self Defense Instructor, Critical Response Unit specializing in Crowd Control, Urban Rescue, and Dignitary Protection. Mark is currently at California State University Chico, supervising Department Operation, Investigation, Peace Officer Training, and Special Events. He received his B. A. in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento.
Mark is a 20-year veteran for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and has centered his career around Patrol and Training. He has attended numerous courses in Teaching Techniques in association with the California Specialized Training Institute, the University of California Los Angeles, and other organizations. Mark was a Field Training Officer and an Advance Officer Training Staff Instructor for the Sheriff’s Department. He as lectured on numerous subjects to Law Enforcement Personnel.
Jim is a detective with the San Diego Police Department. He is currently assigned as the Central Division Auto Theft Detective. Jim has 27 years experience in law enforcement, 21 years with the SDPD. He has been assigned as a detective for 15 years. Jim has been an instructor with the ICI core course since 1994. Jim is also an instructor in the ICI burglary course. He is a graduate of National University, holding a BS degree. Jim has completed the ICI course with a specialty in homicide investigations. 
Gael is an Assistant City Attorney for the San Diego City Attorney's Office where she has achieved 14 years experience as a domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse prosecutor including 1 year as a publicdefender-criminal, and 1 year as a juvenile dependency attorney. She currently oversees the Family Justice Center for the City Attorney's Office and trains for the San Diego Regional Academy, Cal Western Law School, National and State District Attorneys associations, as well as state and international police/prosecutor courses.
Inspector Glenn Sylvester has been with law enforcement since 1975 and is presently assigned to the Investigations Bureau of the San Francisco Police Department as a computer forensic analyst. He is a graduate of POST’s Master Instructor Development Program (Class 10) developing curriculum in the area of High Tech Crime. He also holds certification from POST’s ICI with a discipline in computer crimes. Glenn has taught on a local / national basis and remains active in the teaching and development of the Identity Theft curriculum through the San Jose Administration of Justice Bureau and the San Diego Regional Training Center. Glenn is also a mentor for candidates of both ICI and MIDP programs.
Carol has 18 years experience working and training in the field of Domestic Violence. Carol is currently a Victim’s Advocate for the Boulder Colorado Sheriff’s Department and an Instructor for the Colorado Regional Policing Institute. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council, a private-public sector coordinating organization that includes 24 shelters and numerous law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Carol began her work in the field of DV working in a shelter where she provided community education, outreach services, and direct service with victims, children, and abusers. Carol has worked with POST for over 10 years as a subject matter expert.   
Michele is the Training Director for the Regional Training Center. She has been in the training field for over 20 years. Her experience includes training and management in local and Federal Government, and in the private sector. She specializes in developing and delivering training sessions in leadership, supervision, communication, customer service and presentation skills.
Jim is a Professor in the Journalism Department at California State University, Fresno. Before joining the CSUF faculty in 1968, Jim was a member of the journalism faculty at the University of Iowa. His background also includes experience as an English high school teacher, newspaper reporter, broadcast newsman, magazine editor, and freelance writer. A specialist in the teaching of language, writing and editing, Jim has conducted hundreds of seminars for government and private industry during the past 20 years.
As a consultant, facilitator and business coach, Simon works with executives, managers and their teams to become more effective. Simon was a certified instructor and sales award recipient for Dale Carnegie Center of Excellence in San Diego. Additionally, he developed and promoted management programs in Europe, primarily in Germany and Switzerland. Simon Vetter grew up in Switzerland and now lives in San Diego. He is fluent in English, German (native language) and French and has an MBA equivalent degree from the University of Bern, Switzerland.
Mel retired in January of 2002 from Anaheim Police Department with over 30 years service. He remains active with the Police Department working as a Reserve Officer in the High Technology Computer Crime Investigation Unit, which he started in 1995. In 1997 he started the Search Warrant index that he created and revises on a regular basis. Mel instructs for San Diego State, San Jose State, DOJ-ATC, and PMW. He continues good communications with Law Enforcement, DDA's and City Attorneys. He enjoys law enforcement and will continue to work in that area.
During the past 8 years, Malinda founded and is the current Director of Forensic Nurse Specialists, an organization that provides forensic Sexual Assault examinations 24 hours a day to law enforcement requests for forensic evidence collection. Forensic Nurse Specialists currently provides services to over 55 agencies in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Malinda has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years. She graduated from Niagara University in New York, and received her master’s degree from UCLA as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care. She also holds a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate form California State University Long Beach.
Tom is a Sergeant/Inspector with the San Francisco Police Dept. During his 21 years, Tom has worked assignments in patrol, domestic violence, and homicide. He has been an instructor at the San Francisco Police Academy, and both the National and State District Attorney’s associations. His recent training efforts include the development and production of the POST Domestic Violence Telecourse, Domestic Violence First Responder, and Investigation Courses.
Donna was the first Grants Analyst ever employed by the San Diego Police Department. Since 1987, she has had over 80 grants funded, for a cumulative value of nearly $100 million. She provides administrative and fiscal management of approximately 30 current grants. She also writes and manages grant funded sub-contracts. SDPD grants have been responsible for the development of innovative programs in domestic violence, hate crimes, internet crimes against children, drug and gang prevention, geo-mapping, and automated field reporting, among others. Donna has a Bachelor Science degree in Psychology, and a Master of Arts Degree in Counselor Education from San Diego State University. She has taught grantmanship for National University, POST and the Regional Community Training Institute
Deputy Chief Welch is a 35-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department. He has served in every major Bureau of the department and has extensive experience in both criminal and police internal disciplinary investigations. Bill has worked closely with Domestic Violence advocacy groups and was instrumental in the creation of the department’s Domestic Violence Response Unit. Additionally, he also created a unique EPO training model that included law enforcement, advocacy groups, judges, and batterers.
Margaret is a Forensic Nurse Specialist whose practice focuses on providing education and consultation services to law enforcement, criminal justice, and health care professionals. Margaret earned her B. S. in Nursing as well as her Public Health Certificate a the University of San Diego in 1988. Since 1993, she has specialized in forensic nursing, working closely with law enforcement and criminal justice personnel in the medico legal evaluation of victims of interpersonal violence. Margaret is currently a Master Instructor student in MIDP Class # 15.
Elaine has been employed by the City of Poway for 10 years and is presently Executive Assistant to the City Manager. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas and has taught classes in office occupations for over 20 years.
A graduate of McGeorge Law School, Ruth has been a prosecutor since 1987 and works for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. Throughout her career, Ruth has specialized in prosecuting adult and child Sexual Assault cases. She has taught in the areas of Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Courtroom Testimony, Expert Witnesses, and Trial Advocacy for various organizations, including the CDAA, NDAA, UC Davis Medical Training Center, San Jose State University Bureau of Criminal Justice, and San Diego Regional Training Center, as well as various law enforcement academies throughout California. 
Jan Zaragoza is a training consultant specializing in the areas of business communications and supervisory and management development. Participants in her programs consistently praise her high energy, enthusiasm, and practical hands-on applications. Jan plays a leadership role in the training and speaking community through her participation in the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the National Speakers Association (NSA).