Region 8

Valerie TanguayCovering San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, plus the Los Angeles Police Department

POST Regional Training Consultant
Valerie Tanguay
Senior Consultant
(916) 227-0472

Valerie Tanguay worked for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD) for nearly 36 years before retiring as a Captain.  Her law enforcement career included assignments in the Basic Academy as a Tactical Officer and Certified Instructor in Firearms, Arrest and Control, and other Perishable Skills Training.  As the SBSD Regional Training Center Commander she was responsible for the Regular Basic Course, all Advanced Officer Training, EVOC, Range Operations, and Reserve Training Programs.  Her final SBSD assignment was Captain in charge of Employee Resources Division which encompassed Background Investigations for all general and safety applicants, the coordination of testing and promotional procedures, and working with County Counsel and County Human Resources in resolving personnel issues.

After graduating from the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI), Valerie returned as an Auditor and was later selected as a Facilitator for the program.  For more than ten years she co-facilitated in the SLI where she had the opportunity to work with Sergeants from throughout the State.  Her other involvement with POST included being part of various work groups as a Subject Matter Expert in testing, training, leadership, and curriculum development.

Valerie is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino with Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice and Liberal Studies.  She received her Master’s in Public Administration from American Military University in 2013.   Additionally, she completed the LAPD West Point Leadership program and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class 235) where she earned the Research & Writing Award.   

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