Assistant Executive Director
Standards and Development Division
Jan has 26 years of law enforcement experience. She served one year as a Level II Reserve Officer for the City of South Pasadena, 6 years with the Glendora Police Department as their first female police officer, and 19 years with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. While at Santa Barbara her assignments included training manager, background investigator, public information officer, and patrol. Jan supervised several bureaus including Personnel and Training, Patrol, DARE and Mounted Unit.
Jan first came to POST in 1997 as a Management Fellow. In this capacity she spent two years as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant Program Coordinator. Her demonstrated competency led to full time employment in 1999 as a Law Enforcement Consultant at POST.
Jan’s initial work began in Training Program Services on projects such as, Racial Profiling, Hate Crimes, Model Respiratory Program and the Museum of Tolerance. For 3 years, she was an Area Consultant for Region 3, assigned to POST's Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau. Jan was promoted at POST to Bureau Chief of Learning Technology Resources in 2009.
Jan has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne.