Standards, Evaluation, 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.