Advisory Committee Members

ADVISORY
CHAIR
Marcelo Blanco
Peace Officers' Research Association of California (PORAC)

Blanco

Marcelo Blanco is a Lieutenant with the Upland Police Department and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as a Watch Commander.  Marcelo has spent the last 24 years of his career with the City of Upland.  He began his career in law enforcement as a high school volunteer through a Regional Occupational Program (ROP) working in crime prevention and worked his way up to a peace officer, where he worked a variety of assignments, including patrol investigations.

Marcelo began representing his fellow officers shortly after getting hired as an officer.  He began as an active member of the Upland Police Officers’ Association Political Action Committee, and later served 5 years as their president.  Marcelo was first elected to be president of the Inland Chapter of Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the PORAC Board of Directors representing the Inland Chapter in November of 2007.

Marcelo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies, and a certificate in Business Administration through Chaffey College.  Besides Law Enforcement and representing Police Officers throughout the State, Marcelo has a passion for educating the future of law enforcement.

ADVISORY
VICE CHAIR
Randy Waltz
California Association of Police Training Officers (CAPTO)

Waltz

Randy Waltz has been an Investigator with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office since 2007.  He started his law enforcement career with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 and promoted to Sergeant in 1999.  His assignments have included patrol, internal affairs, consumer protection, sexual assault investigations, and training.  He graduated from the POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute in 2004, and he is a facilitator for the POST Supervisory Course.

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Elmo Banning
Public Member

Banning

Sergeant Elmo Banning is a retired veteran officer with the Sacramento City Police Department.  During his 28 year career he was assigned to a variety of positions.  He served for over 10 years in the Patrol/Field Operations Division as an Officer and Sergeant.  He has an extensive investigative background and served over 18 years in the Detective Division, 13 of which as a supervisor in the Narcotic’s Division.  Sergeant Banning was appointed as a Special Task Force Agent with the State of California’s Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement for two years.  He has attended several specialized schools over the years and is a graduate of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s, Drug Unit Commanders Academy, located in Quantico, Virginia.  The California Narcotic Officers’ Association has recognized him twice as the “Narcotic Officer of the Year”.

Sergeant Banning is the managing director of D∙PREP, a company that trains police officers, firefighters, building managers and school personnel in the effective management of critical incidents. Sergeant Banning presents a critical incident response course for supervisors and managers on a national level and has taught throughout the entire United States, including POST courses.

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Artin Baron
California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations (CCLEA)

Baron

Artin Baron is a 20-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner (OCSD) with his current assignment as a Senior Deputy Coroner-Investigator.  Prior to becoming a Deputy Coroner, Artin began his career with OCSD as Sheriff’s Special Officer, working assignments in Corrections, Court Operations, Airport Police Services, and County Police Services Divisions.  At the Coroner Division, Artin serves as a Deputy In-Charge, Field Training Officer, and member of the Orange County Elder Abuse Death Review Team.  He is a member of several professional law enforcement associations.

Artin has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development and a Masters of Business Administration.  He holds a California teaching credential, is also a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Certificate Course (MICC #9), and teaches criminal justice courses.
 

ADVISORY
MEMBER
George Beitey
California Community College

Beitey

George Beitey has been Dean of the School of Public Safety at San Diego Miramar College since 2006, when he retired as a Lieutenant after 25 years with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.  He has been involved in public safety training as an instructor since 1989 and is a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Development Program (MIDP).  George has a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree from National University, both in Public Administration.  

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Alex Bernard
Public Member

Bernard

Alex Bernard is a retired sergeant from the Los Angeles Airport Police.  He served at Los Angeles International, Van Nuys, and Ontario International Airports.  He held leadership positions in a number of law enforcement associations.  After retirement, he worked as the general manager of the Kern Law Enforcement Association (KLEA).  Since 2007, he has been the President of the Retired Peace Officers of California (RPOAC).

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Jim Bock
Specialized Law Enforcement

Bock

Jim Bock has served as a police officer with the San Joaquin Delta College Police Department since 1998. He was promoted to the role of an acting sergeant in December 2015. In addition to patrol and administrative duties, he serves as the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the agency and holds positions as a Field Training Officer (FTO), firearm, and less lethal instructor.  Since 2012, he has represented the Valley Chapter as a member of Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Board of Directors.  Additionally, he is active in promoting specialized law enforcement throughout the state.  In 2017, he was appointed to serve as the Region II Specialized Police Association Coalition (SPAC) representative for PORAC.

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Lanny Brown
California Academy Directors' Association (CADA)

Brown

Lanny Brown serves as an Associate Dean for the Santa Rosa Jr. College and runs the Intensive Regular Basic Course (three per year).  He has run police academies for nearly ten years.  Lanny started his public safety career in 1976 when he was hired as an officer with the Novato Police Department.  Thirty-one years later, Lanny retired as Gilroy Police Department’s Assistant Police Chief.  He began his role as a professional educator in 1978 when hired by Santa Rosa Jr. College (SRJC) as an adjunct instructor to teach at the intensive basic police academy. He holds 15 law enforcement related instructor certificates in a variety of topics.  Lanny earned his Master’s Degree in Leadership (Organizational Development) from Saint Mary’s College (2006), Bachelor’s Degree in Organization Behavior from the University of San Francisco (1989), Associate Degree in Administration of Justice from the College of Marin (1975), and graduated from the FBI National Academy (2005).  He recently served as Chairperson for the California Academy Directors’ Association.  Lanny works closely with California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as a member of several committees, and serves on the Basic Course Certification Review team. 

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Mark Brunet
California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Brunet

Mark Brunet has been a member of the California Highway Patrol for 29 years working throughout the state in a variety of field and staff assignments.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Human Resource Development.  His current assignment as Chief of Personnel and Training Division provides the opportunity to lead the Department’s efforts in recruitment, academy training, and continuing professional/leadership development training.  Mark’s high energy and collaborative mindset lends well to the implementation of contemporary training practices.  This includes spearheading efforts focused on public trust through focus on the principals of individual evaluation, respect and dignity, and a unified vision.

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Greg Garner
California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA)

Garner

Greg Garner was appointed as the Police Chief of the City of Selma on July 2, 2013.  The City of Selma is a rapidly growing community of over 25,000, located in the central San Joaquin Valley.  Prior to his appointment in Selma, Chief Garner served as a member of the Fresno Police Department for over 33 years.  Greg has held a number of other command and supervisory positions during his tenure with the Fresno Police Department, including Commander of the Department’s Crimes Against Persons (Robbery/Homicide) Bureau, Commander of the Youth and Community Services Bureau, Commander of the Department’s Management Support Bureau, with principle responsibility of overseeing the department’s recruitment and hiring process, and Assistant SWAT Commander.

Chief Garner graduated with Honors from California State University Fresno, holding a Master of Science Degree in Law Enforcement Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology, and an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Fresno City College.  Chief Garner is a 1999 graduate of the POST Command College, class #27.

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Steve Moore
California State Sheriffs' Association (CSSA)

Moore

Steve Moore was elected Sheriff in November 2006 and took office January 8, 2007.  He is currently serving his third term after being re-elected Sheriff in June 2014.  He has over 34 years of law enforcement experience with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, in addition to prior years of experience in the city of Oxnard, where he began his law enforcement career, and in Fresno County.  He served as a governor’s appointee to the Council for Interstate Adult Supervision and the California Department of Boating and Waterways Commission.  He is a member of the California State Sheriff’s Association (CSSA) and currently holds the office of First Vice-President on the Association’s Board of Directors.

Sheriff Moore holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology/Law Enforcement from California State University, Fresno, and a single-subject teaching credential.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (185th Session) in Quantico, Virginia, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) Session #64.  He has also been awarded a POST Executive Certificate.

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Sandra Spagnoli
California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA)

Spagnoli

Chief Sandra Spagnoli was appointed to the position of Chief of Police for the City of Beverly Hills on March 14, 2016, after serving as Police Chief with the City of San Leandro from 2011-2016 and the City of Benicia from 2007-2010.  As Police Chief, she has been successful in implementing contemporary public safety initiatives ultimately reducing crime, incorporating grant funding to start new programs, developing community partnerships, enhancing neighborhood outreach and utilizing technology to enhance the delivery of police services.

Chief Spagnoli holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Management.  She attended the FBI Academy, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, WestPoint Leadership Academy, Executive Leaders Program, and POST Command College.  Since 2000, she has instructed at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Leadership Academy.  Chief Spagnoli is a member of the California Police Chiefs Association’s Technology Committee, and is the International Association of Chiefs of Police Region Chair (midsize agency division).

 

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Brad Young
California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (CAAJE)

Brad Young

Bradley Young represents the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (CAAJE) organization and has been a member since 1990, serving as president twice and a Board member for 20 years.  He is a professor of Criminal Justice and Division Chairman at Los Angeles Harbor College serving since 1997.  He transitioned into academia from law enforcement.  Brad retired from the Torrance Police Department, where he worked multiple assignments and held a career with the US Coast Guard reserves working with the intelligence unit.  He has represented CAAJE on the POST Advisory Committee since 2005, and was the representative at the State Chancellor’s Office from 1998 to 2005.

ADVISORY
MEMBER
Jaime Young
Public Safety Dispatcher Advisory Council (PSDAC)

Jaime Young

Jaime Young started her career as a Public Safety Dispatcher/Clerk at the California State University, Sacramento in 1981.  She served the San Bruno Police Department as a Dispatcher/Clerk in 1982 before starting at the County of San Mateo as a Dispatcher, where she is one of two Directors of Public Safety Communications (PSC).  During her 25 year tenure, Jaime led PSC to being the largest consolidated emergency dispatch center in the County, serving all 58 Fire Stations, nine community law enforcement agencies and countywide paramedic first-response and ambulance dispatch. Under her oversight, PSC achieved accreditation to become the 97th Dispatch Center in the world for the Emergency Medical Dispatch protocol Quality Assurance, California State Association of Counties (CSAC) recognition for innovation for Fire Dispatch operations, and is locally recognized by county law agencies for the work performed for the Countywide Gang Task Force, mutual aid coordination and tactical dispatching during numerous large scale events.

Jaime has also served as the California Chapter President for the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) a Subject-Matter-Expert (SME) in the development of the 120 hour Basic Dispatch, Communications Training Officer, Tactical Dispatcher and Communications Center Manager courses, as well the POST Pre-Employment Dispatch Testing Process and the POST Exemplary Dispatcher publication. She participates as the Associates California State Sheriff’s Association (CSSA) representative to the Public Safety Dispatcher Advisory Council and Best Practices Working Group.