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.