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The POST Management Team is comprised of the Executive Director, two Assistant Executive Directors, a Public Information Officer, and 8 Bureau Chiefs. The Management Team works with POST staff, affiliated POST agencies, and associations to develop and maintain programs and services which assist California Law Enforcement in addressing the needs of communities they serve.

The Management Team meets twice a month to discuss organizational issues and share program updates, agency developments, and upcoming events that may impact POST and its stakeholders.

Executive Director

Manny Alvarez, Executive DirectorManuel Alvarez Jr.

Executive Director

On July 26, 2016, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) appointed Manuel "Manny" Alvarez as the Executive Director of POST.  Manny started his employment and leadership role at POST on September 6, 2016.

Prior to joining POST, Manny served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1990 to 2016.  Following his training at the FBI Academy in 1990, he was assigned to the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office, San Jose Resident Agency until 2006.  From 2006 to 2010, he served as the FBI Assistant Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain.  From 2010 to 2016 he served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the FBI’s Sacramento Field Office.

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Assistant Executive Directors

Maria SandovalMaria Sandoval

Assistant Executive Director
Field Services Division

On May 2, 2017, Maria Sandoval was appointed as one of two Assistant Executive Directors of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).   Maria started with POST in January 2013 and was assigned to the Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, as a Law Enforcement Consultant.  Her duties included connecting with Chiefs, Sheriff’s and Training Managers, evaluating course certification, and conducting rigorous agency compliance checks throughout the State of California. 

Maria served the majority of her municipal law enforcement career in the Sacramento Police Department.  She worked in every division within the department, and fulfilled ancillary assignments including serving as an Academy Coordinator, a Recruit Training Officer, a Field Training Officer, a Lead Lifetime Fitness Instructor and an instructor in a local police academy for over 20 years.

Maria possesses Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and a Lifetime Teaching Credential.  In keeping her commitment to physical fitness, Maria also has completed a half Ironman triathlon, ran the Boston Marathon and runs several half marathons a year.  


Scott Loggins Scott Loggins

Assistant Executive Director
Standards and Development Division

Scott Loggins joined POST after 23 years with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department where he held a variety of assignments including corrections, patrol, field training officer and investigations, as well as assignments as the Department’s in-service training coordinator, reserve coordinator, and academy director.  He held command-level assignments in both administration and operations, and throughout his career served as an academy instructor.  Scott held the rank of Lieutenant when he retired from the Sheriff’s Department in 2011.  Scott worked in the Basic Training Bureau for POST as a Law Enforcement Consultant where he managed all Basic Course Certification Reviews, facilitated various committees, and taught in the Director-Coordinator, Recruit Training Officer, and Scenario Manager courses before being promoted to Bureau Chief of the Basic Training Bureau.

Scott has a Master's Degree in Emergency Services Administration from the California State University, Long Beach, and is a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Development Program, the POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the FBI National Academy (Class 228).

Bureau Chiefs

Ralph BrownRalph Brown

Bureau Chief
Training Delivery and Compliance 

Ralph Brown, appointed Bureau Chief for the Training Program Services Bureau in December 2016, has been involved in the law enforcement profession for the past 26 years. Ralph put himself through the extended basic academy in Santa Rosa, where he accepted a job offer with the Suisun City Police Department in 1990. Ralph moved to the Fairfield Police Department in 1993, where he served as a patrol officer, and then COPPS Officer in the Special Operations Division. Looking for career development opportunities, Ralph accepted a position as a deputy sheriff with the Office of the Sheriff, Contra Costa County. His assignments included patrol and custody deputy, field training officer, department training coordinator, patrol and custody sergeant, and internal affairs sergeant. As a lieutenant, Ralph served as the assistant patrol division commander and watch commander. He served on several committees including patrol car redesign, firearms conversion, scheduling, sheriff’s technical advisory, and sheriff’s charity golf tournament. Ralph retired in 2013.

Ralph joined POST in June 2014. He took over the responsibility of Basic Course Certification Review manager, auditing police academies in California. In October 2015, Ralph was selected as the Legislative Analyst and PIO. Ralph reviewed legislation affecting California law enforcement, writes bill analysis for the Governor’s Office, communicated POST’s position to authoring Senators and Assembly members, and provided Committee testimony. As the PIO, Ralph responded to all media inquiries related to legislation, peace officer hiring and training standards and guidelines.

Ralph earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College, and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, where he served as associate faculty for five-years with the College of Criminal Justice and Security.

Scott CampbellScott Campbell

Bureau Chief
Administrative Services

Scott Campbell began his law enforcement career in June 1990 as an officer with the California Highway Patrol where he served in patrol, field training, investigative, and vehicle theft program management assignments.  In February 1998, Scott was appointed as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he served in investigative, tactical, and supervisory assignments at the Albuquerque and Sacramento Field Offices as well as FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  While in the FBI, Scott completed several overseas assignments including a deployment to Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  In June 2018, Scott retired from the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent.

Following his retirement from the FBI, Scott joined POST in August 2018 as a Law Enforcement Consultant II in the Basic Training Bureau where he managed the Field Training Program.  In April 2019, Scott was promoted to Bureau Chief of the Administrative Services Bureau.

Scott earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.  Scott and his wife, Wendy, are the proud parents of twins who graduated from college in 2018.

Phil CaporalePhil Caporale

Bureau Chief
Strategic Communications and Research

In 2012, Phil Caporale retired as a Lieutenant with Fresno County Sheriff’s Office after 34 years of service.  His assignments included;  jail, civil, courts, patrol, administration, Field Training Officer, CAD, RMS, and MDT replacement projects, computer crimes, ballistic analysis, voice interoperability, emergency services, mutual aid, communications, patrol watch commander, and regional rescue coordination for law enforcement, fire, and EMS.

After retiring from the Sheriff’s Office, Phil worked as a Reserve Police Officer at the Chowchilla Police Department assisting with hiring, training, investigations, personnel management and development, and cost accounting.

Phil joined POST in 2014 as a Senior Law Enforcement Consultant. Prior to becoming bureau chief, Phil worked in the Basic Training Bureau with oversight of PC 832, Modular courses, Field Training Program management, basic dispatch academy, requalification, and basic course waivers.

Phil earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminology from California State University, Fresno.  Phil has a lifetime college teaching credential in police science and POST AICC certification.  He has taught at Fresno City College, California State University, Fresno, Cal-OES, National University, Red Cross, Kenyon International, and Heald College.  Phil also taught at the Fresno basic dispatcher academy for 25 years.

Jim GrottkauJim Grottkau

Bureau Chief
Basic Training

Jim Grottkau joined POST on September 01, 2016 as a Law Enforcement Consultant II in the Basic Training Bureau. As a Law Enforcement Consultant, he managed the Field Training Programs, Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course, Aviation Security Course, and the Campus Security Course. In addition to his regular duties, Jim assisted with the Basic Course Certification Reviews (BCCR) of the basic academies and facilitated in the Director/Coordinator and Recruit Training Officer Courses. In September 2018, Jim was promoted to Bureau Chief, where he will manage the Basic Training Bureau operations. Jim began his law enforcement career with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office and served a majority of his 27-year career with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, where he rose to the rank of Captain. He had many notable assignments, which included commanding the Sheriff’s Technical Services Division, West County Detention Division, and the Sheriff’s Training Division, which included overseeing the regional Law Enforcement Training Center and Basic Academy operations.

Jim has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento. He is a graduate of the POST Executive Development Course, Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the FBI National Academy - Class #254. Jim and his wife, Janie, are the proud parents of five adult children.

Colin O'Keefe Colin O'Keefe

Bureau Chief
Computer Services

Colin O'Keefe worked for 10 years at several Fortune 500 corporations in the areas of information technology, foreign currency exchange system design, and technical product marketing.  He joined POST in 2004, and has overseen projects in Network Management, Telecommunications, POST Web Applications, and Computer-Based Law Enforcement Testing.  Colin promoted to Bureau Chief of the Computer Services Bureau in 2013.

Colin is a graduate of the State of California IT Management Academy XIII.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of California, Davis. 

Rosanne Richeal Rosanne Richeal

Bureau Chief
Learning Technology Resources

Rosanne Richeal began her law enforcement career in February 1991 as a reserve police officer with the Sacramento Police Department. In 1993, she was hired full-time with the West Sacramento Police Department as a police officer. She served 5 years in various assignments to include patrol, street crimes unit, a field training officer, K-9 handler, and as the department recruiter. In 1998, Rosanne lateraled to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. She rose through the ranks and retired in 2016 as a Chief Deputy. As a deputy and sergeant with the sheriff’s office, she worked assignments in corrections, patrol, motors, employee relations and was a field training officer and jail training officer. As a lieutenant, she served as a watch commander in patrol, an executive lieutenant in the Airport Division, and as an assistant and acting Chief of Police for the contract city of Rancho Cordova. As a Captain, she commanded the Field Services Division, Main Jail, and served as Chief of Police in the city of Rancho Cordova. During her tenure as Chief Deputy, she held executive over site for Contracts and Regional Services, and Support Services. In September of 2018, Rosanne was hired by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and served as the Basic Course Coordinator in the Basic Training Bureau before being promoted to Bureau Chief in the Learning Technology Resources Bureau. 

Rosanne earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and University and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Point Leadership Program.

Don Shingara  Don Shingara

 Bureau Chief
 Evidence and Property Studies and Special Assignments

Don Shingara became a POST employee in 2008 after serving 21 years in law enforcement. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.  Don was assigned to the Basic Training Bureau from 2008 to 2012, where his duties included analyzing Field Training courses and programs, developing content for the Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course, and assisting in Regular Basic Course academy reviews.  In 2012, he was assigned to the Management Counseling and Projects Bureau where he conducted management studies related to evidence and property, organizational efficiency, and effectiveness. 

Don was promoted to Bureau Chief of the Management Counseling and Projects Bureau in July 2015 and most recently oversees the Evidence and Property Studies and Special Assignments Bureau.  Don holds an Associate’s Degree in General Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force Reserve as both an enlisted person and commissioned officer.

Drew Wyant  Drew Wyant

 Bureau Chief
 Management Counseling and Projects

Drew Wyant was appointed to Bureau Chief for the Management Counseling and Special Projects Bureau in November of 2019. He began working for POST in October of 2018 as a Law Enforcement Consultant II. Drew came to POST from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department where retired in September 2018 as a Captain and was responsible for overseeing the North Patrol Division. Drew began his career with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in February of 1993. He served as a deputy in a variety of roles which include; jail deputy, patrol deputy, gang suppression, patrol deputy with the newly incorporated city of Citrus Heights, fugitive detective, homicide detective and SWAT operator. As a Sergeant, Drew served as a custody supervisor, patrol supervisor, gang suppression supervisor, detective supervisor in the Homicide Bureau for five and a half years, and as an internal affairs investigator. As a Lieutenant, he served as a jail watch commander, patrol watch commander, Employee Relations Officer, Internal Affairs, Bureau Commander for the Elk Grove Unified School District and Executive Lieutenant of the Centralized Investigations Division.

Drew received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Sacramento State and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Mike Radford Mike Radford

 Bureau Chief
 Training Program Services Bureau

In 2018, Mike Radford retired from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office as Chief of the contract City of Waterford. With 25 years of law enforcement experience, Mike’s assignments included; custody, patrol, internal affairs, Field Training Officer, and investigations. Mike was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007 and helped positions of Patrol Commander, Investigation Lieutenant, and Chief of Waterford Police Services. Mike was a member of the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team for 19 years, completing the last 11 as Tactical Commander.

Mike has actively taught in local police academies since 1999 and was an Adjunct Faculty member of Los Positas and San Joaquin Delta College until 2018. Mike taught in the areas of Arrest and Control, Use of Force, Firearms and Hazardous Materials.

Following his retirement, Mike joined POST in October of 2019 as a Law Enforcement Consultant II in the Training Program Services bureau where he managed Crisis Intervention Training, and the Master Instructor Program. In October of 2019, Mike was promoted to Bureau Chief of Training Program Services. Mike earned a Bachelor's Degree in Police Management from Union Institute University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 261.