Covering Los Angeles County
POST Regional Training Consultant
Law Enforcement Consultant
Mark was hired as Senior Law Enforcement Consultant for the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for Region 9 which covers the Los Angeles County area.
Prior to becoming a Senior Law Enforcement Consultant, Mark had a 31.5-year career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department where he was the captain and commanded the Department's Training Bureau, which oversaw academy training (Regular Basic Couse and Modular Courses), as well as in-service training for the 18,000 employees. During his career he also worked in the Custody Services Division; various patrol areas; Major Crimes Bureau performing undercover operations; Emergency Operations Bureau; Special Operations Division; was a crisis negotiator; and was on one of the Department's Incident Management Team which managed large scale incidents.
During Mark's time at Emergency Operations Bureau, he was assigned to Los Angeles County's Information Collection and Dissemination team (ICAD). Mark was dispatched out to the 2011 Japan Earthquake, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, and the 2014 South Napa Earthquake where he brought back lessons learned and best practices to Los Angeles Operational Area.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from the California State University of Long Beach. He has attended the following courses: Command College, National Jail Leadership Command Academy, Middle Management, Enhanced Incident Management at Texas A&M, Incident Command System 100-400a, and Tactical Science for Law Enforcement.
In keeping his commitment to Lifetime Fitness, Mark enjoys endurance sports and has competed in 15 Ironman triathlons, numerous marathons including the Boston Marathon, cycling races, and the Baker to Vegas Relay Race.