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The POST Commission

The POST Commission forms a balanced group of city and county administrators, law enforcement professionals, educators, and public members. The Governor appoints 15 of the Commissioners, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for three-year overlapping terms. The Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Pro Tempore also each appoint one Commissioner. The Attorney General is an ex-officio member and serves as the 18th POST Commissioner.

The Commission meets three times a year to establish standards, regulations, and to give direction to POST staff. Commissioners serve without pay, but are reimbursed for their expenses for attending meetings. All Commission meetings are open to the public.

Joyce Dudley

COMMISSIONER
CHAIR

Joyce Dudley
District Attorney, Santa Barbara County

Biography

Joyce Dudley began her career in the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office in 1990. She was elected District Attorney in 2010. Joyce joined the District Attorney's office after obtaining two Masters Degrees in Education and having a successful career as an Educational Administrator. Joyce has prosecuted well over one thousand cases and received numerous awards for her outstanding performance and volunteer activities from law enforcement and community organizations. Since becoming District Attorney, she has implemented significant organizational changes as well as created programs and criminal task forces including Arson, Anti-Animal Abuse, Human Trafficking, while expanding the Vulnerable Victims, Gang, and White Collar Units. Joyce has also added a Canine Companion program, a Truancy Program, and a misdemeanor diversion program.

Rick Braziel

COMMISSIONER
VICE CHAIR

Rick Braziel
Educator, Humboldt State University

Biography

Rick Braziel was a member of the Sacramento Police Department for over 33 years including 5 years as Chief. He consults and instructs in Teambuilding, Communications Skills, Community Policing, and Leadership. Rick is an Executive Fellow at the Police Foundation. He was the lead investigator in the review of the police response to Christopher Dorner. He was part of a team reviewing the riots in Ferguson Missouri and the St. Louis County Police Collaborative Reform Initiative. Rick also completed a review of the Stockton Police response to the Bank of the West robbery and hostage taking. Rick is co-author of the book, Cop Talk: Essential Communication Skills for Community Policing .

Rob Bonta

EX-OFFICIO
MEMBER

Rob Bonta
Attorney General, Department of Justice

Biography

On April 23, 2021, Rob Bonta was sworn in as the 34th Attorney General of the State of California, the first person of Filipino descent and the second Asian-American to occupy the position.

In the State Assembly, Attorney General Bonta enacted nation-leading reforms to inject more justice and fairness into government and institutions. As the People's Attorney, he sees seeking accountability from those who abuse their power and harm others as one of the most important functions of the job. In elected office, he has taken on powerful interests and advanced systemic change — pursuing corporate accountability, standing up for workers, punishing big polluters, and fighting racial injustice. He has been a national leader in the fight to transform the criminal justice system, banning private prisons and detention facilities in California, as well as pushing to eliminate cash bail in the state. He has led statewide fights for racial, economic, and environmental justice and worked to further the rights of immigrant families, renters, and working Californians.

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Attorney General Bonta worked as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where he represented the City and County and its employees, and fought to protect Californians from exploitation and racial profiling.

Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Attorney General Bonta immigrated to California with his family as an infant. He is the son of a proud native Filipino mother and a father who taught him the value of public service to his community. He is married to Mia Bonta, and they are the proud parents of three children Reina, Iliana, and Andres, as well as their dog Legolas.

Alan Barcelona

COMMISSIONER

Alan Barcelona
Special Agent, Department of Justice

Biography

Alan Barcelona leads the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association, CSLEA, an organization that is the central thread in the public safety net of California. Mr. Barcelona took over CSLEA when it was on the brink of bankruptcy and turned it into a solvent, cohesive organization with a mission and purpose that have earned it the respect of governors and lawmakers in Sacramento. In addition to his duties as president of CSLEA, Mr. Barcelona is also a Special Agent for the California Department of Justice (DOJ).

Prior to becoming a DOJ agent, he was a Senior Investigator for the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Mr. Barcelona started his law-enforcement career in 1981 as a Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff, where he served as a Jail, Patrol, and SWAT Team officer. He also has taught at two police academies, Modesto Junior College and Delta Junior College in Stockton, CA.

Mr. Barcelona received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, CA, and his M. Ed. from the University of La Verne, CA.
Sheriff Ingrid Braun

COMMISSIONER

Ingrid Braun
Sheriff, Mono County

Biography

Sheriff Ingrid Braun has served as the Sheriff of Mono County since December 2014. She began her career in law enforcement in 1990 with the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring in 2011 at the rank of Lieutenant. Sheriff Braun has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Sheriff Braun is also a member of the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board.

Lai Lai Bui

COMMISSIONER

Lai Lai Bui
Sergeant, Sacramento Police Department

Biography

Lai Lai Bui is a sergeant with the Sacramento Police Department, assigned to the Patrol Division. She has served as a narcotics investigator, gang investigator, patrol officer, and problem-oriented police officer. She is also a POST instructor and is certified in Integrated Narcotics Training.

Barry Donelan

COMMISSIONER

Barry Donelan
Sergeant, Oakland Police Department

Biography

Barry Donelan has been with the Oakland Police Department for 17 years and promoted to Sergeant in 2006. He worked Patrol until transferred to CID in 2007 which is his current assignment. He has been on the Oakland Police Officers Association's Board of Directors for 12 years and is currently in his 6 th year as Association President. Sergeant Donelan has also served as an Executive Board Member with Police Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) for the last 6 years and has recently been appointed to PORAC Legal Defense Fund's (LDF) Board of Trustees.

Robert T. Doyle

COMMISSIONER

Robert T. Doyle
Sheriff, Marin County

Biography

Robert T. Doyle has served as sheriff of Marin County since 1996. He joined the Marin County Sheriff's Department in 1969 and served as undersheriff from 1989 to 1996. He is past president of the California State Sheriffs' Association and chairman of the Legislative Committee.

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COMMISSIONER

P. Lamont Ewell
Public Member, 
Senate Pro Tempore Appointed

Biography

P. Lamont Ewell has over 35 years in the public sector and possesses a unique blend of service. He began his career in Southern California as a firefighter and was ultimately appointed as Fire Chief for the City of Oakland. During the latter part of his tenure with the City of Oakland, he served as Acting City Manager. He went on to successfully serve as City Manager for the cities Durham, North Carolina, San Diego and Santa Monica. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Executive Master degree in General Administration.

Geoff Long

COMMISSIONER

Geoff Long
Public Member

Biography

Geoff Long served 33 years with the California Legislature, most recently as Policy Director for Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon. Geoff served as Chief Consultant to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for 20 years under seven chairs, where he also was responsible for all criminal justice legislation. Prior to Appropriations, Geoff served as Chief Consultant to the Assembly Budget Committee and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, where he was also responsible for all criminal justice legislation and budgets.

James O'Rourke

COMMISSIONER

James O'Rourke
Sergeant, California Highway Patrol

Biography

James O'Rourke began his career with the California Highway Patrol in 1998 and promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2007. He has had multiple assignments to include patrol, bicycle patrol, investigations, and sixteen years of SWAT experience. He has eight years of experience instructing Active Shooter tactical training for law enforcement as well as Active Shooter response training for civilians. He has served on the board of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen since 2017 and is the current Supervisory Director.

Batine Ramirez

COMMISSIONER

Batine Ramirez
Sergeant, Placer County Sheriff's Department

Biography

Batine Ramirez has served as a deputy sheriff with the Placer County Sheriff's Department since 1999. She has completed multiple assignments including Jail Custody, Death Investigations, and is currently a narcotics investigator. She has served on the Placer County Deputy Sheriffs' Association since 2009 and is the current association President.