Team Building Workshop Presenters

Workshop Presenter Jerry Adams

Workshop Presenter

Jerry Adams

Contact Information & Biography


3021 Celebration Dr.
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 329-3490

Jerry started Jerry Adams Management Consulting LLC in August of 2013 concentrating on Management Team-Buildings, School Safety Assessments and Training.  Prior to that Jerry joined the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security / Office of Emergency Services inn 2008, serving as the Director’s Public Safety Liaison. In that role, he coordinated with law enforcement associations and State Fusion Centers to support the State’s mission to prevent, prepare, and recover from natural and man-made emergencies. Jerry Co-Authored the State’s strategy on Countering Violent Extremism and presented it findings at the Global Terrorism Summit held in London in 2011.

Jerry joined CA Homeland Security, after retiring with over 31 years of experience in law enforcement. He served as Lodi’s Chief of Police for seven years. He has served as an Adjunct Instructor for San Joaquin Delta College for twenty-five years, teaching Criminal Justice Courses. He has taught specialized courses in the Modesto and Stockton Police Academies. He has also taught courses in the Role of the Chief, SWAT and lessons learned from the Lodi Terrorism Case.

Jerry has had experience in all aspects of law enforcement including commander of: SWAT, Detectives, Patrol, Administrative Services Divisions, and Emergency Operations. Jerry began his career with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

Jerry Holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from CSU, Sacramento, and two Masters Degrees from the University of San Francisco and Cal Poly, Pomona in Public Administration and Business.  He holds a Life-Time Teaching Credential from UC Berkley.  He is a graduate of Command College and FBI National Academy. He is a former Chairman of the Governor’s Medal of Valor Committee and Past President of the California Peace Officers Association. He is a Past President of Lodi Rotary, Past Chairman of Lodi Boys and Girls Club, Past President of California Crime Stoppers, the Lodi Hospital Advisory Board and Board of Bank of Lodi.  Jerry currently consults with Lodi Unified School District on school design and safety matters.  Jerry also is a POST Team-Building Facilitator assisting California Law Enforcement in strategic planning. Jerry has experience in facilitating team-building courses for: Municipal, County, and Regional law enforcement agencies.

Workshop Presenter Brian Addington

Workshop Presenter

Brian Addington

Contact Information & Biography


WBA Consulting and Investigations, LLC
6770 Stanford Ranch Rd #1068
Roseville, CA  95678
(925) 382-7425

William “Brian” Addington founded WBA Consulting and Investigations LLC after serving over 30 years in law enforcement. He has served in a range of executive and command positions, including 10 years as police chief. His expertise covers the full range of policing disciplines based on his experiences in a mid-size law enforcement agency in California. Brian provides expert advice on best practices in policing, leadership development, organizational assessments, training, independent investigations, and community engagement and media relations.

Brian has also served as an advisor and consultant to various law enforcement agencies and executives in developing strategies and best practices to address the ever-changing demands placed on law enforcement professionals.

During his tenure in law enforcement, Brian gained extensive experience in all faucets of law enforcement including patrol, training, street crimes, narcotics, human trafficking, PIO, criminal investigations, and administrative investigations. As police chief, Brian implemented robust community engagement strategies, large -scale technology projects, developed policing strategies that resulted in a 10% decrease in crime, increased diversity in the Department over 100%, and oversaw numerous criminal and administrative investigations.

Brian is a subject matter expert in managing transitions in law enforcement, technology projects, organizational assessments and best practices, criminal and administrative investigations, and leadership development.

Brian has an Associates of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Napa Valley College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Chapman University and a master’s degree in Organization Leadership from Chapman University. He has every California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certificate from Basic through the Executive Management. He is a POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) graduate, a POST Command College graduate, and he attended the FBI National Academy, class 250. He has also attended numerous law enforcement-related training courses, symposiums, legal updates, and conferences as an active member of the California Police Chiefs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Brian served for many years on the CPCA training committee and is past chair of the Contra Costa County Police Chief’s Association. He is also an advisory Board Member of the STS Academy and a Pittsburg Police Activities League (PAL) Board Member.

Brian has taught a variety of law enforcement training courses including narcotics enforcement, basic criminal investigations, police media relations, crisis communications, community policing and community engagement, and leadership development. He was also a part-time community college instructor for many years..

Workshop Presenter Terry D. Anderson, PhD

Workshop Presenter

Terry D. Anderson, PhD

Contact Information & Biography


Executive Coach and OD Consultant
125 East H Street
Ontario, CA  91764
(909) 210-9233

Dr. Terry Anderson has served as Chief Leadership Officer at the International Academy of Public Safety since 2014.  In this role, he leads a cadre of 21 senior level consultants and coaches who can certify officers in Credible Leadership, facilitate blended learning sessions of Credible Leadership, and can act as organizational change agents.  He provides executive level strategic consulting and coaching services for business and police executives.   He served as a researcher and university professor of leadership, interpersonal communication, problem management and conflict resolution, in Criminal Justice university programs for 38 years.  He has been trusted to consult with and coach senior police and corrections executives for over 30 years and has work has demonstrated strong positive and measurable outcomes. Letters of Recommendation

Ph.D. Administration and Management (1991) – With faculty at the University of Massachusetts School of Management, and School of Counseling and Consulting through Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, CA
M.A. Education (1973) – Specialization in Post-Secondary Teaching and Counseling, California State University, Chico, CA
B.A. Psychology (1967) – English Minor, California State University, Chico

Authored and certified to utilize additional assessment instruments through CRG International: Leadership Skills Inventory (Self), Leadership Skills Inventory (360), Stress Indicator and Health Planner, Values Preference Indicator, and Self-Worth Inventory.
Certified in Strategic Management – Haines Centre for Strategic Management.
Certified as a Four Star Credible Leader to deliver services as a Blended Learning Facilitator, Leadership Coach and Organizational Change Agent, with a program focus on public safety and law enforcement—Institute for Credible Leadership Development.
Certified Executive Coach – Worldwide Association of Business Coaches
Certified Green Belt in Extra Lean Six Sigma
Post-Secondary Teaching Certificate – Department of Education, State of California    

Executive Coaching
Executive Team Development
Strategic Planning and Implementation Coaching
Continuous Improvement Process for Team Performance Optimization
Culture Building and Change Management
Building Coach and Mentor Training Programs
Employee Engagement and Performance Management
Leadership Development:  Coaching and Training
Project Management and Quality Improvement

Workshop Presenter Tyler G. Burtis, MA

Workshop Presenter

Tyler G. Burtis, MA

Contact Information & Biography


8898 Navajo Rd., Ste. C338
San Diego, CA 92119
(858) 434-1290
Burtis Investigations

Tyler Burtis served in a variety of peace officer positions and dedicated more than 20 years to the California Department of Justice, partnering with local, state, and federal agencies. He honorably retired as a Special Agent in Charge with management responsibilities across the Southern California region.

Tyler earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California. He is a graduate of the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) and the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), held at Boston University. He is also an ASIS Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

Tyler taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as an adjunct professor for almost two decades, including Leadership Theory and Systems Thinking. He created the Leadership Theory and Practice Course for the San Diego Community College District, and he has conducted Team Building Workshops and Leadership Courses across the United States and Portugal. He presented on Leadership to International audiences with his lecture being translated into Chinese, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish. Tyler has designed workshops for Law Enforcement, Academics, Casino Executives, and courses across the nation for Tribal Gaming Regulators.

More important than Tyler’s formal education and course design work, he has years of real-world experience, applying what he is teaching. He has been recognized by outside agencies, his own agency, and most importantly, his co-workers for his leadership abilities.  Tyler has a pragmatic and energetic approach to facilitating workshops, based on actionable information that will provide positive results.

Workshop Presenter Dave Carey

Workshop Presenter

Dave Carey

Contact Information & Biography


402 Dawson Trail
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 422-6108

Dave Johnson and Dave Carey use an integrated, value based approach to team building - working simultaneously on increased effectiveness for the team as well as each team member. Our deliverables are teamwork improvement plans and individual improvement plans - which the team produces and owns. See below for their individual qualifications and information.

US Naval Academy

Captain USN (retired) 3 Command tours, including the Navy's premier site for Leadership & Management development on the west coast. 30+ years as a consultant and trainer focused on teamwork, organizational culture, and leadership development. (25+ years experience training with LE.) Member of original team that designed SLI. Dave has conducted 80+ LE TBWs. Keynote speaker at numerous LE organizations, regular guest speaker for many years at SLI & LASD's DLI programs.  Similar experience for 30+ years with numerous civilian organizations.

TBWs, Leadership programs, Organizational Development, Keynote Speaker

Workshop Presenter Dave Johnson

Workshop Presenter

Dave Johnson

Contact Information & Biography


2275 Center Road
Novato CA 94947
(415) 328-9603

Dave Johnson and Dave Carey use an integrated, value based approach to team building - working simultaneously on increased effectiveness for the team as well as each team member. Our deliverables are teamwork improvement plans and individual improvement plans - which the team produces and owns. See below for their individual qualifications and information.


Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana, Sociology.

TBWs, Leadership Development and Training
San Rafael Police Department:  1972-2005 (Lt Retired)
POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) 1987-2011:  Member of original team tasked with developing 192-hour leadership program for California law enforcement first-line supervisors. Facilitated individual SLI classes, trained new facilitators and continued with curriculum review and revision during tenure with the program.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department: 1999-2013:  Curriculum development and facilitator for 144-hour Deputy Leadership Institute Continuum.

Workshop Presenter Charles Celano

Workshop Presenter

Charles Celano

Contact Information & Biography


Chief Leadership
1442 E. Lincoln Ave #482
Orange, CA  92865
(714) 497-3025

Retired Chief Charles F Celano Jr is a 27-year veteran of the Tustin Police Department. He worked his way up through the ranks to the position of Chief of Police. Over the course of his career, Chief Celano worked a variety of assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Street Narcotics/Vice Detective, Regional Taskforce Detective, Gang Unit Sergeant, Patrol Area Commander and the Captain in charge of each of the two Bureaus.

Chief Celano possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Studies from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Arts in Business Management from the University of Redlands. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #258.

Chief Celano started Chief Leadership in late 2018, after leaving his law enforcement career. The mission of Chief Leadership is to help public safety leaders survive and thrive in their careers and well beyond. All leadership training, coaching, and workshop facilitation is done through the lens of self-care and wellness.

Since that time, he has coached several leaders from public safety organizations, private companies, as well as non-profits. He is also a regular keynote speaker on the topic of “Surviving and Thriving in a Law Enforcement Career”

One of the key services provided by his company is facilitation of Team Building Workshops. Chief Celano believes that the traditional “old school” method of running a team building workshop simply does not work in modern times. The need to create a safe environment, where everyone feels heard and valued is the key to a successful workshop. In addition, Chief Celano ensures that all team members walk away from the experience re-energized and with a clear focus on what needs to continue back at the respective agency. Clearly set expectations and action items are a guaranteed deliverable from these workshops.

In his spare time, Chief Celano enjoys spending time with his wife, Heidi and their five children and two grandchildren. He is also an avid cyclist and triathlete.

Workshop Presenter Thomas Chaplin

Workshop Presenter

Thomas Chaplin

Contact Information & Biography


Chaplin and Hill Investigative Services, LLC
191 Oak Knoll Loop
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
(925) 765-5998

Thomas Chaplin is a retired law enforcement professional with over thirty-two years of service. He is a Principal Owner and Partner of Chaplin and Hill Investigative Services which performs workplace investigations and consultation for agencies in California. He serves as adjunct faculty for the University of San Diego where he teaches the graduate courses: Organizational Theory and Change, Public Safety law, and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice. He teaches undergraduate Criminology, Ethics and the Criminal Justice System, and Intro to Police Services for National University. He has developed courses for the CPCA to include Advanced Role of the Police Chief and Partnering for Success – A Course for Seconds in Command. He provides instruction for both.

Tom served as a Governor appointed Commissioner for the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) (2016-2019). He was on the board of directors for the California Police Chiefs Association (2013-2020), where he served as chair of the Training Committee. He served as chair of the Contra Costa County Police Chiefs Association (2020). He is an Executive Fellow for the National Police Foundation. He is the course coordinator for the POST Executive Development Course.

Tom served as the Police Chief for the city of Walnut Creek from July 2013 until his retirement in October 2020. Prior to his appointment, he served with the Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD), he was a lieutenant in the Patrol Division and the Investigative Services Division. He also served as commander in the Patrol Division and Investigative Services Division. In addition to being a member of the department start up team, he spent nine months in the role of deputy chief of police. Chief Chaplin incorporated and served as president of the Citrus Heights Police Activities League.

Chief Chaplin spent five years with California Department of Justice, where he was assigned as special agent on the Sexual Predator Apprehension Team, California Bureau of Investigation, Sacramento Regional Office; special agent supervisor for the Investigative Support Team – California Attorney General’s Office – Northern CA; and special agent in charge for the Mission Support Branch, overseeing the Professional Standards Group (IA), Background Investigations Unit, and Litigation Unit.

Chief Chaplin started his law enforcement career with the Sacramento Police Department (SPD). He served as a community services officer, a patrol officer, field training officer, neighborhood police officer and detective. He was instructor at the police academy for the LD-12: Controlled Substances.

Chief Chaplin holds a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Studies and a master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration, both from California State University, Long Beach. He is a graduate of the 44th class of the California Command College.

Chief Chaplin has been the recipient of numerous leadership and service awards, including the Joseph Malloy award from the CPCA, a Distinguished Service Ribbon from the CHPD, a Medal of Valor from the Sacramento Police Department, three Paul Harris awards from Rotary International, and he was named Special Agent of the year while at DOJ.

Workshop Presenter Marc Coopwood

Workshop Presenter

Marc Coopwood

Contact Information & Biography


Apex Technology Management
30861 Paloma Ct.
Westlake Village, CA  91362
(916) 899-7202

Marc is a retired twenty-seven-year law enforcement professional. He served as the Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Beverly Hills from 2017 until his retirement in October 2021. Prior to his tenure in Beverly Hills, Marc served the first twenty-three years of his law enforcement career at the Sacramento Police Department (SPD). He left the SPD as a Police Captain in 2017. Marc is also a two-time President of the California Peace Officers’ Association.

Marc has extensive experience in Strategic Planning, Investigations, Internal Affairs, Professional Standards, Special Operations, Major Crimes, Special Events, and Community Oriented Policing.

Marc has rebuilt fractured management teams into highly functioning and productive leadership teams under a variety of internal and external challenges.

Since October 2021, Marc has led Apex Technology Management as their Vice President for the Public Sector. Marc’s primary focus is to lead teams in developing, educating, and implementing cybersecurity programs in the Public Sector.

Marc is also a Strategic Advisor for two technology startup companies that focus on Officer Safety Technology and Cybersecurity. His primary focus is market research and business development in preparation for go-to-market strategies.

Marc holds an M.S. in Emergency Services Administration from California State University at Long Beach. Marc is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, P.O.S.T. Command College, and the Senior Management Institute for Police.

Marc enjoys cooking & grilling with his family and friends, hiking, working out, snow skiing, and watching his beloved SF 49ers.

Workshop Presenter Paul Conor

Workshop Presenter

Paul Conor

Contact Information & Biography


Conor Consulting
9431 Haven Avenue, Suite 227
Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730
(888) 858-9510

Completed TBWs for 33 agencies; Former VP of Operations for Washington Mutual Bank; Former US Marine Infantry Officer

MA, Organizational Leadership; PhD, Organizational Psychology

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Facilitator, Certified Business Coach

Team Building, Strategic Planning, Leadership Training, Organizational Assessments

TBW Philosophy:
My role as a facilitator is to assist the department's leader in achieving his or her objectives for the workshop. Therefore, no two of my workshops look the same. Each one was designed to meet the specific needs of that department.

Workshop Presenter Ronald Cristando and Joseph Cristando

Workshop Presenter

Ronald Cristando and Joseph Cristando

Contact Information & Biography


Cristando House, Inc.
9631 Wexford Circle
Granite Bay, CA  95746
(916) 872-1204
(805) 927-5086

Cristando House, Inc. specializes in leadership development, strategic planning and team building with law enforcement and criminal justice organizations. The firm has extensive experience working with agencies of all sizes, ranging from small departments with only 12 sworn, to large law enforcement organizations with nearly 10,000 sworn. Consulting, training and technical assistance has been provided to state and local law enforcement agencies in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey and Oregon.

The firm has facilitated over 110 California POST certified Team Building Workshops. Numerous team building/strategic planning workshops have also been completed with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Nevada and Arizona. Clients have included police departments, sheriff’s departments, district attorney offices, and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Through our original research, multi-state public seminars with thousands of law enforcement personnel and our breadth of experience conducting team building workshops, we have come to recognize the best practices that can transform good law enforcement agencies into great law enforcement agencies.

We are confident that if selected to conduct a POST Team Building Workshop for your agency, the results will exceed your expectations.

Workshop Presenter Janet Davis

Workshop Presenter

Janet Davis

Contact Information & Biography


Janet Davis & Associates
PO Box 836
Three Rivers, CA  93271
(323) 796-6984

Janet Davis is a retired Chief of Police with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Janet was the chief at the Clovis Police Department, where she led a department of over 100 sworn officers for 6 years. She also served as Interim City Manager, Interim Assistant City Manager, and Interim Chief of Police.

She is a leadership coach who works with individuals and organizations. She has developed and instructs several POST classes on leadership development. She instructs leadership classes for major corporations, and she has facilitated Team Building Workshops for police departments and non-profits. These workshops are tailored specifically for the needs of the organization.

Janet understands the importance of Team Building Workshops, and that it is vital for them to be a success for the agency. Janet has a great sense of humor, a wealth of experience, and is an excellent facilitator.


Master of Science, California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Science, California State University, Fresno


Command College, California Peace Officers Standards and Training
Hudson Institute of Coaching, Santa Barbara, California
EQI-2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment
PRINT ®Why of You, Paul Hertz Group

Workshop Presenter Jay Farrington

Workshop Presenter

Jay Farrington

Contact Information & Biography


Dynamic Leadership Solutions
PO Box 2506
Alpine, CA  91903
(619) 307-0496


Jay P. Farrington is the CEO & Lead Trainer of Dynamic Leadership Solutions, a company focused on delivering relevant and current real world leadership training to the first responder and public service communities. After an eventful 26 years in San Diego Law Enforcement, and over half that time in leadership positions, Jay has seen the best and worst in leadership. Jay learned what inspires a team or stifles their spirit and channels that into training leaders how to create high performing teams. At the latter part of his career, Jay became obsessed with what made some leaders and teams excel while others failed. Jay often reflected on his time in the military and SWAT, where teams were mission-focused and leadership was clear and defined. Being a lifelong learner, Jay returned to college, where he obtained an advanced degree in Organizational Leadership, giving him an expertise in leadership academia and theory complimented with his years in the trenches of law enforcement leadership.

Jay started Dynamic Leadership Solutions and developed a POST PLAN IV approved Leadership Foundations Course that has transformed new and experienced leaders. Jay has worked with small businesses with a two-pronged approach – develop the leadership staff and then develop the employees. Change always has to start with the top.

Deciding to work with Dynamic Leadership Solutions, you will get a unique and custom experience to meet the needs and challenges of your organization and command staff. No two agencies are the same, but everyone has similar challenges. At Dynamic Leadership Solutions, we provide a unique look into your organization along with each person through a comprehensive assessment as a starting point. As we like to say, before you lead others, you must learn to lead yourself. We look forward to working with you and your team.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration
Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)


DISC & Emotional Intelligence Assessments, Fit to Lead Concepts, Process Improvement Assessments, and Leadership Confidence Programs. 

Workshop Presenter Dr. Carol Geffner

Workshop Presenter

Dr. Carol Geffner

Contact Information & Biography


CB Vision Consulting, LLC
200 Quebec Street, #300-111
Denver, CO  80230
(888) 524-5511

Dr. Carol Geffner has been consulting, coaching and facilitating leadership teams globally for over twenty years. She works closely with law enforcement agencies as well as many other public and private sector organizations. She currently holds the position of Professor of Practice in Governance and Management and Director of the Executive Master of Leadershipprogram at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. She is also the founder of CB Vision Consulting, LLC. 

Carol has a proven track-record of helping clients with large-scale organizational change, leadership team development, strategy development and execution, and leadership coaching. She has worked extensively with the military, policing, government, healthcare, education, financial services, and environmental health and safety. Her work focuses on helping leadersmore effectively transform complex organizations, build high-performance and collaborative teams, anticipate and adapt to accelerated change and great uncertainty. She is a former Chief Learning Officer and President of Shared Services within the newspaper, television and media industry. She has served as President of two national healthcare consulting firms and interim CEO and COO for client companies who are seeking strategic growth and change.

Carol is a member of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Leadership Development Advisory Board and the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management’s Advisory Board. She is the author of numerous publications and the forthcoming book, Building A New Leadership Ladder. She received her Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University, a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.

Workshop Presenter Tami Grammer

Workshop Presenter

Tami Grammer

Contact Information & Biography


1017 El Camino Real, Suite 280
Redwood City, CA  94063
(530) 355-2977

Tami Grammer, along with the diverse team at 21 CLETS LLC, believes the best way to help your organization build a better team is to present as a team, focusing on the strengths of each member to deliver a well-rounded team-building workshop. We are committed to tailoring team-building workshops to each organization's specific needs and direction for the future. Our strategy is to work with your agency to establish goals and objectives for the immediate future while establishing succession planning for the next five years. Our approach is to use collaborative interactions and face-to-face meetings with your organization throughout the entire process.  

The 21 CLETS LLC team is strongly represented by all levels of law enforcement experience and educational and cultural backgrounds, including chiefs of police, communication supervisors, commanders, lieutenants, sergeants, correctional officers, CA POST Master Instructors, and experts in training and facilitation of tough conversations. Our unique team combination allows for better collaboration and identification of issues and solutions to ensure your team functions more cohesively to achieve goals and objectives. Our team diversity also provides a holistic approach you can adopt when working with your community, city manager, and city council for success. 

We have a combined 30 years of successful team building and team-leading experience and skills. We focus on establishing and rewarding positive behaviors and improved performance by providing proven tools and techniques to mitigate poor performance and low morale. We involve your entire team in establishing organizational goals and increasing transparency while fostering trust within your organization and the public. 

We believe team-building workshops are valuable to every organization. They allow everyone to receive the same information, practice the same skills, and broaden their understanding of each organization member's role and functionality while moving toward the goals and objectives for you and the organization. We demonstrate how to break down barriers in your organization by addressing and managing bias awareness to promote a team concept.

We want to ensure your success, not just by working through the workshop but by helping you incorporate what you learn into your organizational future and providing annual reviews as needed. We look forward to any questions you might have and hearing from you!


California POST Master Instructors, FBI-LEEDA, POST Command College, POST Management School, LAPD Leadership, Sherman Block School of Leadership Institute, and graduates of numerous colleges with degrees from Law Schools, Public Administration, Marketing, and Politics. 

POST certified courses:

  • Team Building
  • Leadership, Mentoring, and Coaching
  • Community Engagement
  • Legal Updates
  • Drones
  • Stress Management
  • Emotional Intelligence


We have trained over 2,000 students during the pandemic in the last two years while ensuring our training standards continue to meet CA POST regulations. Our team members are leaders mentoring Chiefs of Police, working with CA POST advisory boards, teaching in the classroom for local colleges and police academies, and providing in-service training. We have successful team-building experience with small, medium, and large organizations in both the private and public sectors.

Workshop Presenter Mike Gray

Workshop Presenter

Mike Gray

Contact Information & Biography


Government Training Agency
6155 Cornerstone Court, Suite 130
San Diego, CA  92121
Office: (858) 550-0040
Mobile: (858) 740-8951

Experience: Mike Gray is the Executive Director of the Regional Training Center (RTC), a government training center in San Diego, California. He is active as an executive, administrator, instructor, developer, author and consultant and has responsibility for the oversight and administration of the Regional Training Center (RTC). The training center oversees over four hundred trainers and organizational consultants who teach in a variety of training courses that are presented by the RTC for POST and other government entities.

Mike has written articles on leadership, mentoring and adult learning. Mike is a graduate of the California POST Master Instructor Development Program (MIDP) and has been a facilitator in instructor development courses, and in training other instructors in all aspects of instructor training and development for over 30 years.  Mike has been a driving force behind the Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching course presented by the RTC and provides training in Leadership, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, Personal Development and Crucial Conversations.

Mike has been awarded the POST Excellence in Instruction Award by the POST Institute of Criminal Investigation and in 2009 Mike was awarded the Institute’s “Founders Award” for Leadership in Instructional Excellence. In 2011 Mike was awarded the Commission on POST “Lifetime Achievement” award in recognition of his body of work in the field of law enforcement training spanning three decades.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (BSBM)
Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership (MA)

CA POST Master Instructor

The RTC specializes in government training at all levels and currently runs the POST Instructor Development Institute and has over 43 years in government training experience. Team Building, Team Management and Leadership are central to any organization and our goal is to help your organization reach its full potential.

Workshop Presenter Bob Harrison

Workshop Presenter

Bob Harrison

Contact Information & Biography


Harrison and Associates
PO Box 5000-109
Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92067
(619) 948-3638

Bob Harrison, the course manager for the California Law Enforcement Command College, has been a facilitator and instructor in educational and public safety settings for more than 21 years.  He served more than 30 years as a peace officer, completing his career in 2004 as a Chief of Police. Since that time, he has worked as a consultant for leadership development, strategic planning and instructor development. In 2006, Bob completed a two-year fellowship at California Peace Officer Standards and Training after implementing instructional skills development training for the state’s 3,500 academy instructors. 

Bob is currently working to complete a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford’s Business School; he also holds two Masters Degrees from American Universities. He was the 1993-94 Fulbright Fellow in Police Studies to the United Kingdom, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2014-2015 “Futurist in Residence” in their Behavioral Sciences Unit. 

Bob is extensively published in police and educational journals. His latest article was published in January 2015 in Police Chief magazine, entitled Forrester’s Rules for Organizational Change. In 2014, he appeared in the FBI’s National Academy Associates Magazine, and also published Police Training 2032 - A Retrospective in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin. This article meant that Bob is the only author to ever have published a science fiction article for the FBI.

Workshop Presenter William (Bill) R. Kelly

Workshop Presenter

William (Bill) R. Kelly

Contact Information & Biography


Kelly Associates Management Group
5725 Lunada Lane 
Long Beach, CA  90814
(714) 837-7502

William R. (Bill) Kelly is President/CEO of Kelly Associates Management Group LLC, a municipal consulting firm where he specializes in the areas of organizational management, economic development, redevelopment, and city planning. Mr. Kelly also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Urban Futures, Inc. for four years where he consulted with many local agencies. Prior to that, he was the City Manager of the City of Arcadia for 14 years and also held positions of Interim City Manager, City of Yorba Linda, Deputy City Manager, City of Burbank, Director of Community Development, Director of Development Services, Director of Public Works and Development and Director of Planning and Building for several California municipalities.

Bill was Vice Chair/Member, State of California Law Enforcement Telecommunications Commission (CLETS) and Chair/Vice Chair/Member, Los Angeles County Emergency Services Commission.

Mr. Kelly is an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy. Mr. Kelly’s education is as follows: Doctoral Studies in Executive Management, Executive Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Arts in Management, Claremont Graduate University, Masters of Public Administration, University of Southern California and Bachelor of Science - Urban Planning, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.

Bill has conducted numerous TBW’s for Police Departments throughout California. He also conducts strategic planning and goal settings programs for City Councils, City Managers, City Departments and other public agencies.

Workshop Presenter Joseph M. Kreins, Consultant

Workshop Presenter

Joseph M. Kreins, Consultant

Contact Information & Biography


Kreins Consulting
5502 Lynbrook Court
Concord, CA  94521
(707) 333-6858

Joseph Kreins, is a retired chief of police and currently works as a public safety consultant with over 40 years of public safety and law enforcement experience. Chief Kreins expertise includes the full range of policing disciplines based on experience in several small and medium sized law enforcement agencies. As a consultant, Chief Kreins provides expert advice and guidance on best practices in policing, strategic planning, succession planning, leadership development, organizational assessments, recruitment and promotional processes, organization and command structures, municipal services including city management, community and media relations, and crisis communications.

Chief Kreins has served as the interim chief of police (2014-2024) in the cities of Vallejo, Benicia, Winters, Novato, Clayton, and Suisun City.  In 2023-2024, Kreins  served as the interim chief of police and assistant general manager of public safety for the East Bay Regional Parks District.

Chief Kreins is a subject matter expert in managing transitions in law enforcement agencies. He was an outside candidate when he was selected as the Chief of Police in the Sausalito, Novato, and Vallejo Police Departments. Chief Kreins was able to stabilize each agency, implement new policies and procedures, implement new training initiatives, develop strategic plans, build cohesive teams, and enhance the morale and professionalism of each agency. In his capacity as the Interim Chief of Police in several police departments, Chief Kreins facilitated the recruitments of the next Chief of Police and provided expertise in building a solid foundation and paving the way for a seamless transition of executive leadership.

In 2012, Chief Kreins was recruited to serve as chief of police for the City of Vallejo, a community of 120,000. He provided leadership in Vallejo during a critical period following that city’s emergence from bankruptcy. During that time, the organization was in structural chaos due to years of financial neglect. Additionally, police staffing levels were significantly reduced due to the ongoing financial challenges and there were serious concerns about crime in Vallejo. During his tenure in Vallejo, the Department successfully reduced crime across all categories, enhanced community trust and relationships, and implemented recruitment plans that significantly began to restore police staffing.

Chief Kreins has served as the interim chief of police (2014-2021) in the cities of Vallejo, Benicia, winters, Novato, Clayton, and Suisun City. He has also served as a special advisor and public safety consultant to the CEO of the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART). Additionally, he has served as consultant to numerous cities and law enforcement agencies throughout the state of California, completing management team building, strategic planning and an organizational audits of several departments. Chief Kreins has also completed comprehensive organizational assessments of Police Departments throughout California.

Chief Kreins holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Golden Gate University, and he has completed graduate course work in crisis communications, media relations, disaster preparedness and risk management. He is a graduate of the Concord Chamber of Commerce Leadership Diablo Program. Chief Kreins is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), has served on the board of directors for the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA), and was president of the Solano County Law Enforcement Administrators Association, and the Marin County Police Chiefs Association. He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and California Peace Officers Association (CPOA). He also served on the board of directors of the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA).

Workshop Presenter Thomas A. Maloney

Workshop Presenter

Thomas A. Maloney

Contact Information & Biography


Maloney & Associates, LLC
3334 E. Coast Hwy., PMB 320
Corona Del Mar, CA  92625
(650) 740-9112

Tom has been certified as a Team Building Workshop facilitator with POST since 2012. Qualifications as a presenter include 30-years experience law enforcement; he is a retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant and held a valid POST Management Certificate at time of his retirement. Tom founded a Management & Educational Consultancy as a California Limited Liability Company in 2007. 

He has 14-years experience as an educator in California. Tom served as a lecturer in a Graduate Leadership program, with Leadership in Action and Values, Ethics, and Decision-Making as courses taught.  More recently, Tom has served as an Adjunct Faculty member in an undergraduate Criminal Justice Management program. Courses taught are Information Systems, Criminal Justice in Terrorism, Multicultural Issues, Applied Ethics, Contemporary Issues, Critical Incident Management, Supervision, and Management and Administration.  Currently, Tom is an adjunct faculty member presenting two undergraduate courses in an Organizational Leadership program. Those courses are titled, Organizational Change and Global and Diverse Perspectives.

Tom was awarded a Master of Arts in Public Sector Leadership in 2003, from Saint Mary’s College of California.  In 1995, he had received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the same institution.  He has presented on leadership in Canada and Ireland.

For POST, Tom specializes in Team Building Workshop and Action Planning Services, with an emphasis on leadership as a relationship dynamic along with effective management of personnel and resources.  His expertise includes: Organizational Development; Personal Development; Emotional Intelligence; Social Intelligence; Social Capital; Ethics and Ethical Intelligence; Implementation Planning; Action Research; and, Collaborative Research.

Workshop Presenter Marilyn Manning, Ph.D.

Workshop Presenter

Marilyn Manning, Ph.D.

Contact Information & Biography


The Consulting Team
945 Mountain View Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 464-6024


Is creating an inclusive and collaborative work culture where employees are engaged and accountable one of your goals?  Would you like to improve your ability to attract and retain committed and mission-driven talent?  Would you like tools to transform or improve your culture to one of mutual respect and collaboration where everyone feels heard and there is no blaming or finger pointing? Do you need to create or update your strategic plan and align work with your core values, mission, and priorities?  Our TBW’s are individually designed to meet your unique desired outcomes.

In our pre-planning session with your Leadership Team, we conduct an environmental scan to identify the key themes, challenges, and team dynamics. Common themes we have helped our clients successfully address include recruitment and retention, accountability, communication, team alignment, trust building, succession planning, diversity, and positive cultural change. 

We use frameworks and models from our 40 virtual and on-site staff training courses to build your personal agenda. We provide practical tools you and your team can apply immediately, including Value-based Team Agreements, Critical Conversations, Situational Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Radical Candor, DiSC Personality Styles, TK Conflict Mode Instrument, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness.

Dr. Manning is the owner of The Consulting Team, LLC, an organizational development, and management consulting firm which has provided teambuilding, facilitation, conflict mediation, leadership coaching, and strategic planning for over 50 law enforcement agencies including District Attorney’s, Sheriff’s, and Police, universities, and 120 private companies and local governments. We also have worked with communication centers and administrative services.

Dr. Manning and her associates are experienced facilitators, strategic planners, and teambuilding trainers, and executive coaches known for their work with challenging team dynamics, workplace conflicts, personality styles, organizational assessments, and generational differences. 

Our master facilitators are Marilyn Manning, Ph.D., Nina Morris Collins, J.D, former City HR Director, Karen McNamara, MA Public Administration, former City Department Head, and Eric Figueroa, MBA, former City Manager. Our biographies, references, trainings, “Leadership Tips” articles, and other resources are on our website, The Consulting Team.  

We are all committed to facilitating a process that helps you build a culture of collaboration, team alignment, and accountability. 

Certificates and Publications:
Certified in Personal Profile Style Assessment (DiSC), 360’ leadership feedback, Emotional Intelligence, and over 30 assessment tools. We have published “Leadership Tips” bi-monthly for 20 years, with over 2980 regular subscribers. We have 100 articles and 7 books published in 8 languages: The Communication Coach, Developing as a Professional Leadership Skills, and One Stop Guide to Workshops.

Workshop Presenter Lyle Martin

Workshop Presenter

Lyle Martin

Contact Information & Biography


15000 Via Messina Drive
Bakersfield, CA  93306
(661) 428-7133

Lyle Martin attended local schools in Bakersfield, CA. Lyle possesses a master’s degree in Business Administration and has completed his course work toward his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Chief Martin worked for the Bakersfield Police Department for 32 years. His experience includes serving as a street level narcotics officer, motorcycle officer, homicide detective, Special Enforcement Unit Sergeant and Lieutenant, SWAT operator and SWAT team leader. After retiring from the Bakersfield Police Department (2019) Chief Martin was selected as the Chief Investigator for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office to lead the organization’s transition (2020). Chief Martin currently provides Organizational Leadership and Organizational Culture Consulting to Police Agencies and other organizations in the Private Sector.

Chief Martin is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in Law Enforcement Executive Management Development by California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Chief Martin is a graduate of Command College, was a planning committee member and a graduate of the first cohort of the California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at Drucker.

Chief Martin has conducted Leadership and Team Building training throughout California and The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Chief Martin created the curriculum for and facilitates the Ca. POST approved course “Creating a Culture of Accountability” and facilitates “The Challenge of Change” for the Ca. POST Executive Development Course.

Chief Martin is Adjunct Faculty for California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield College, and was the Lead Faculty Area Chair for the University of Phoenix Central Valley Campus for over 10 years. 

Workshop Presenter Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Ph.D.

Workshop Presenter

Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Ph.D.

Contact Information & Biography


18989 Vierra Canyon Road
Prunedale, CA  93907
(831) 708-8648

Dr. Rodrigo Nieto is a strategist and futurist focused on the consequences of the accelerating pace of change in homeland security and policing environments. He is a research professor at the National Security Affairs Department and at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School and he is also a certified facilitator for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). 

For a decade, Dr. Nieto has taught hundreds of high-ranking law enforcement, military and homeland security leaders how to create and execute strategies to transform their agencies to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing environment threat profiles.  As an innovation expert and an academically trained geostrategist, he has built a reputation as an expert on future threats to national security and policing and how to confront them.

Rodrigo Nieto has multiple publications describing the adaptation capacities of global organized crime, the public policy challenges of innovation and intrapreneurship in government and homeland security, asymmetric warfare, and cybersecurity. Doctor Nieto consults for Police departments and first responders to help them become more successful. He specializes in: Team building, Strategy and Strategic planning, Innovation, and Intrapreneurship.

Workshop Presenter Jeff Profio

Workshop Presenter

Jeff Profio

Contact Information & Biography


138 Piedmont Court
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 314-6829

Law enforcement demands that individuals work effectively and efficiently as part of a team.  Whether it’s a patrol team, a special operations team, an executive team, or a community advisory committee, teamwork is at the core of everything in law enforcement.  It is vital that everyone from the records clerk, dispatcher, rank and file patrol officer, all the way up to the chief executive officer understand the values, role, tasks, standards, purpose and functionality of the team or teams that they are a part of.  Very few teams achieve a high functioning status without some sort of intentional process to get them there.  Because teams are made up of diverse, complex, and determined individuals, the process to elevate the team’s performance to high functioning must account for all these variables.  Many times, this means “rolling up your sleeves” and getting to work at make your team more effective and efficient.  The result can be an empowered, dynamic team that achieves better results, whatever the mission!


Jeff Profio has been a leader in both small and large law enforcement agencies.He has over 27 years of experience as a law enforcement professional.As second in command of a small agency, Jeff made a concerted effort to rebuild the department’s culture and change the team’s dynamic.Inherent in this effort was the task of building a cohesive staff team.

Jeff Profio retired as a Lieutenant after a 24-year career with the San Jose Police Department.During his career, Jeff had the fortune to be part of many high performing teams and was in a leadership role for many of these teams.Examples of this include serving as a team leader for the SWAT team, as a sergeant of the Fugitive Apprehension team, and as the commander of Special Operations teams including SWAT, Bomb Squad, Canine, and the Traffic Enforcement Unit. Jeff was also responsible for building a cadre of instructors to deliver department wide training in Procedural Justice and Implicit Bias.

Jeff has been a POST Master Instructor since 2005.He has facilitated several POST certified classes that involve team building.These courses include the POST Supervisor Course, Principled Policing, Surveillance School, Academy Instructor Certification Course, and the Field Training Officer school.

Prior to starting a career in law enforcement, Jeff spent five years working for the YMCA.As a YMCA certified trainer, Jeff taught other YMCA professionals the principles of group work and team building.Jeff incorporated team building and group work into the youth camps and other youth programs for which he was responsible.

Jeff has developed and led Team Building Workshops for non-profit organizations, law enforcement agencies, and in the private sector.As a practical leader, Jeff’s emphasis is to incorporate a straightforward, collaborative, human approach to team building.

Education and Certification:

In addition to his POST Master Instructor certification, Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University in Recreation Administration (1989).Additionally, he is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership program (2020) and the POST Management Course (2017).

Workshop Presenter Richard Thomas

Workshop Presenter

Richard Thomas

Contact Information & Biography


Thomas Consulting
306 Oriole Street
Ojai, CA 93023
Office: (805) 640-1666
Mobile:  (805) 798-0595

Rich is a partner and founder of the public safety consulting firm, Thomas Consulting (TC).  The firm specializes in strategic planning, organizational studies, and team building.  

Rich holds a Master’s Degree from Cal Poly Pomona School of Business in Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree from CSU Fresno in Criminology.  He is a graduate of the POST Command College and holds membership in a number of professional organizations including California Police Chiefs Association, the Police Futurists, and the Association of Workplace Investigators.

Rich has over thirty years of experience in law enforcement.  He served the Ventura Police Department for twenty-nine years, the last eleven as Chief of Police.  He later served as Interim Chief of Police for Pismo Beach PD, and Cal Poly SLO University Police. 

Rich holds membership in the California Police Chiefs Association, PERF, and served as a long term instructor for the Role of the Police Chief course.  He has also serves as a mentor and coach to more than a dozen Police and Fire Chiefs.

TC has consulted with over a 100 police and fire clients since it was founded in 1995.  Team Building Workshops are a specialty, and TC is a POST Certified Team Building Workshop Presenter.  Rich has facilitated more than 40 Team Building Workshops.

Workshop Presenter Kimberly Turner

Workshop Presenter

Kimberly Turner

Contact Information & Biography


3200 E. Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA  91761
(951) 203-6472


As the founder and owner of Kim Turner, LLC, a training, and consulting firm that specializes in the nuances of 9-1-1, we work with your team to improve performance and curate a less toxic environment. Kim’s passion for public safety began over 30 years ago when she started as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, promoted to police officer, and retiring as a police detective only to begin the second half of her career as a 9-1-1 first responder and Communications Administrator. Kim has a proven track record in the world of dispatch specific to recruitment, training, retention, succession planning, and turning around poor performing teams. Having lived in both worlds as a sworn officer and professional staff member she speaks “both languages” and helps teams navigate their unique culture to create sustainable teams.


Bachelor of Arts – Communications, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Master of Arts – Public Administration, University of Southern California
Master of Science – Justice Studies, San José State University

Certificates and Publications:

POST Advanced Certificate (Police Officer)
POST Supervisor Certificate
POST Master Instructor
Turner, K. D. (2015). Effects of Stress on 9-1-1 Call-Takers and Police Dispatchers: A Study at the San Jose Police Department.
Turner, K., Lilly, M., Gamez, A., Kressler, K. (2019). Impact of work-related factors on stress and health among 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers in California. Annals of Emergency Dispatch & Response, 7(1). 5-11.


Kim Turner, LLC specializes in professional staff team building and leadership development.  

Workshop Presenter Lee Violett

Workshop Presenter

Lee Violett

Contact Information & Biography


633 Pepper Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 455-6060

Lee G. Violett has over 40 years of law enforcement experience.  He has served in a range of executive and command positions, including that of police chief.  He has also served as an interim chief of police in several departments.  Additionally, Lee has been an advisor and consultant to various law enforcement agencies in addressing a host of problems, issues and concerns.  He has an extensive background in leadership development, strategic planning and team building.

Lee has a keen interest in all facets of law enforcement operations and processes, both human and technical.  He understands and appreciates the complexities and challenges confronting contemporary law enforcement organizations.  He believes that there is a difference between merely making changes in an organization, and improving an organization, and seeks to address both considerations through highly participative workshops that are focused, interactive and goal driven.

As a team builder, Lee understands the critical importance for identifying the specific needs of a law enforcement agency, by gaining in-put in advance of a workshop and then specifically designing the workshop to address both the needs and concerns that have been identified.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants leave with an action plan that is both realistic and pragmatic.      

Lee believes that he must continuously strengthen and improve his expertise in relation to law enforcement organizations through on-going readings, discussions with law enforcement leaders and consultations with recognized experts.  He genuinely strives to work with law enforcement organizations to make tomorrow better than today. 

A formal resume listing certificates, experience, education, training and list of former clients is available upon request.

Workshop Presenter Paul M. Whisenand, Ph.D. (9080)

Workshop Presenter

Paul M. Whisenand, Ph.D. (9080)

Contact Information & Biography


PMW, Associates
232 W. Avenida Gaviota
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-7085

Many years ago, PMW Associates was the first training center certified as a POST provider of Team Building Workshops (TBW). To date, we are privileged to have conducted over 1,000 TBW’s for law enforcement agencies within California, across the United States and internationally.  While the historical perspective may be of some interest, what resonates the most is what we have done lately. When contacted about facilitating a TBW, we are quick to provide references from our most recent clients as testimony to what we do and how we do it.

Our TBW’s are uniquely designed to comply with your individual team-building  needs and goals. Each TBW is planned with the help of the agency involved; no “cookie cutter” products.  Issues that are common in many agencies are trust-building, communication, strategic planning, succession planning, managing generations and accountability. We welcome new challenges and the opportunity to craft a workshop that will fulfill your purpose.  One of our strengths is adapting a workshop to a specialized function. For example, in addition to working with hundreds of local police and sheriff’s agencies, we also have extensive experience with: (1) university-based police departments; (2) district attorney/bureau of investigation offices; (3) crime labs; (4) corrections; and, (5) civilian managed units such as communications, records and administrative services. 

Please note: (1) while we cannot hold ourselves accountable for building your team;  we are totally responsible for helping you do so; (2) we are committed to making the work of  individuals easier through teamwork; and (3) we shun fluff, fiction and self-centeredness in favor of substance, reality and mutual support. We are convinced that the contributions we make as individuals depend more on our ability to work with others than on our individual mental horsepower.

Our two primary facilitators are Paul M. Whisenand, Ph.D. and Doug McCain, Retired Commander, United States Navy. Complete biographies are available on our website. Additional highly experienced staff are available. What we all share is a commitment to assisting work groups to achieve team leadership.

Workshop Presenter Aaron Widener

Workshop Presenter

Aaron Widener

Contact Information & Biography


Transformational Change Management (TCM) Consulting, LLC
Monterey County
(831) 869-9355

Aaron Widener is the owner/manager of Transformational Change Management (TCM) Consulting, LLC, an innovative California based company that provides specialized training and consulting grounded in the theories and principles of Transformational Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Organizational Development & Change Management. TCM Consulting’s core services include organizational leadership training and consulting, team building, helping dysfunctional teams become more cohesive and effective, organizational assessments, transformational change projects, strategic planning, establishing individual training programs and plans focused on employee progression, and individual professional coaching.

Aaron is a retired police sergeant whose leadership and teaching abilities are a credible testament of his dedicated service and experience in the law enforcement profession since 1994. After retiring from Marina Police Department in 2014, he began working part-time this same year as the training manager for Marina PD where he is currently employed. Aaron is also a state-certified advanced instructor through the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and has trained countless law enforcement officers, support services personnel, and law enforcement leaders throughout his career.

Academically, Aaron holds an Associate in Science degree in Administration of Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership. Additionally, Aaron holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership emphasizing in organizational change and management. Aaron completed his doctoral candidacy (Ed.D) coursework through Brandman/UMass University where he has served since 2015 as an adjunct professor in the School of Business and Professional Studies for undergraduate and graduate level students. In this role, Aaron utilizes effective facilitation methods to teach core organizational leadership concepts to adult learners from the military, law enforcement, the fire service, and a variety of business professions. Some of the business professionals that Aaron has taught include aspiring leaders from organizations such as Apple, Walmart, and Disneyland.

In 2019, Aaron successfully created and delivered several transformational change models and completed a Transformational Change Project (TCP) with Marina Police Department. As a result, Aaron received awards from both the Marina Police Department and Brandman/UMASS University, to include local media coverage that acknowledged this project. This ground-breaking TCP also earned him an opportunity to write about leading transformational change in police agencies in Police1 magazine online.

Workshop Presenter Mark J. Wittenberg Training Inc (1134)

Workshop Presenter

Mark J. Wittenberg Training Inc (1134)

Contact Information & Biography


4527 Warwood Road
Long Beach, CA  90808
(562) 619-4545

Mark J. Wittenberg has assisted police departments with organizational and personal development for over 30 years. With 30 years of experience as a police professional, he is known as an innovative trainer, developer, auditor and communicator.  Mark’s expertise covers the core elements of organizational and personal development. Consistent with his engagement and vision of better policing, he is a facilitator at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, teaching cultural diversity for police and how to build respect and trust in the community.  He is a long time, POST certified Team Building Workshop Coordinator, working with agencies of all sizes and has taught auditing principles to police executives in the POST Executive Development Course. He is an independent police auditor and has addressed sensitive, workplace issues for many departments. He is also the former National Trainer Public Safety trainer for the Josephson Institute of Ethics, where he has engaged departments across our country in decision making and risk exposure.

As one of the original facilitators for the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute, Mark worked with hundreds of supervisors developing the foundations for effective leadership.  Mark facilitated long term leadership development programs for both the Santa Clara and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and conducted leadership and ethics training departments across the country. These include the United States Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the California Board of Medical Examiners and the State of Rhode Island Police, the All-Command Conference of the California Highway Patrol and, the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

As an independent auditor, Mark has conducted audits on an array of sensitive and important areas including use of force, officer involved shootings, informant policy, and property and evidence rooms, to name a few. He presents a three-day workshop entitled “Auditing Police Performance. Former clients include the San Francisco Police Department, the Bakersfield Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Chicago, Illinois Office of Professional Standards.

Mark has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the California State University at Long Beach Center for Public Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the California State University at Long Beach. He is a graduate of the P.O.S.T. California Command College Class #30, where he was elected co-class speaker by his classmates.  His Command College project on auditing police performance resulted in presentations for Chief’s and Sheriff’s Conferences throughout the State of California.