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Region 6Maria Sandoval

Covering San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, South Bay Regional Training Consortium, and Monterey Counties.

POST Regional Training Consultant
Alan Soroka
Senior Consultant
(916) 227-4867

Alan started his law enforcement career in 1983 in the State of Iowa.  He has worked for the State of Iowa and the City of West Des Moines where he worked Patrol, SWAT and Vehicular Fatality Reconstruction. In 1997 he was recruited by the San Jose Police Department and moved to California. Alan was assigned to the Bureau of Field Operations. There he worked patrol, FTO, special operations, academy instructor and the advanced officer training unit. Alan was the lead instructor of the fulltime training unit from 2001-2007. He promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and was assigned to the Bureau of Field Operations. Alan finished his 31-year career and retired in 2014.

Alan created the San Jose Police weapons of mass destruction response program, which later became the Santa Clara County Chiefs WMD Training Program, challenging the physical and equipment preparation for standardized training and response to a WMD terrorism event. Alan has instructed at several locations in California to include San Jose Regional Training Center, South Bay Public Safety Training Consortium, San Diego Regional Training Center and the College of San Mateo. Alan also worked in the private industry as a first responder training consultant. 

Alan is a graduate of the CA POST Master Instructor program in 2003 and has been actively involved in course development, design, delivery and instructor development training.

In March of 2018 he joined POST as the Senior Consultant for Region 6.