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Region 9John Turner

Covering Los Angeles County

POST Regional Training Consultant

John Turner
Senior Consultant
(916) 227-4414

John Turner began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the Manhattan Beach Police Department. Subsequently, he joined and retired from the Los Angeles Police Department. John then served as an attorney whose sole practice was the representation of law enforcement, has been the managing partner of a small estate vineyard and winery project, and served in Iraq as a counter-terrorism investigator embedded within US Army combat units where he worked on anti-terrorism targeting and rule of law programs.

John was elected in 2010 as the Sheriff of Walla Walla County in Washington State and served two terms before choosing to retire in December of 2018. While Sheriff, he also served as a Criminal Justice Training Commission state commissioner (Washington’s equivalent to POST), and as an executive board member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Since June of 2018, John has taught as an FBI-LEEDA instructor teaching Supervisor Leadership, Command Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Internal Affairs/Use of Force/OIS investigations across the United States. 

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Delinquency Control Institute graduate certificate from USC, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles.