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The POST Management Team is comprised of the Executive Director, three Assistant Executive Directors, a Public Information Officer, and 8 Bureau Chiefs. The Management Team works with POST staff, affiliated POST agencies, and associations to develop and maintain programs and services which assist California Law Enforcement in addressing the needs of communities they serve.

The Management Team meets twice a month to discuss organizational issues and share program updates, agency developments, and upcoming events that may impact POST and its stakeholders.

Executive Director

Manny Alvarez, Executive DirectorManuel Alvarez Jr.
Executive Director

On July 26, 2016, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) appointed Manuel "Manny" Alvarez as the Executive Director of POST.  Manny started his employment and leadership role at POST on September 6, 2016.

Prior to coming on board at POST, Manny served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1990 to 2016.  Following his training at the FBI Academy in 1990, he was assigned to the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office, San Jose Resident Agency until 2006.  From 2006 to 2010, he served as the FBI Assistant Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain.  From 2010 to 2016 he served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the FBI’s Sacramento Field Office.

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Assistant Executive Directors

Dave CornejoDave Cornejo

Assistant Executive Director
Administrative Services Division

Dave came to POST with over twenty years of State executive and managerial experience overseeing Financial, Information Technology, and Administrative programs.  He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the California Department of Public Health and the Fiscal Chief for the California Public Employees Retirement System. He has administrative experience with State law enforcement and emergency response programs, including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Cal-Fire, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Prior to becoming a State Manager, Dave was a College Professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento and taught both Computer Information Science and Business Administration courses.  Dave has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California State University, Sacramento.

Scott Loggins Scott Loggins

Assistant Executive Director
Standards and Development Division

Scott Loggins joined POST after 23 years with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department where he held a variety of assignments including corrections, patrol, field training officer and investigations, as well as assignments as the Department’s in-service training coordinator, reserve coordinator, and academy director.  He held command-level assignments in both administration and operations, and throughout his career served as an academy instructor.  Scott held the rank of Lieutenant when he retired from the Sheriff’s Department in 2011.  Scott worked in the Basic Training Bureau for POST as a Law Enforcement Consultant where he managed all Basic Course Certification Reviews, facilitated various committees, and taught in the Director-Coordinator, Recruit Training Officer, and Scenario Manager courses before being promoted to Bureau Chief of the Basic Training Bureau.

Scott has a Master's Degree in Emergency Services Administration from the California State University, Long Beach, and is a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Development Program, the POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, and the FBI National Academy (Class 228).

Maria SandovalMaria Sandoval

Assistant Executive Director
Field Services Division

After a career in California municipal law enforcement, Maria started with POST in January 2013.  She was assigned to the Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau, as a Law Enforcement Consultant.  Her duties included connecting with Chiefs and Training Managers, evaluating course certification, and conducting rigorous agency compliance checks.  Maria teaches the statewide Training Administrators Course with a fellow consultant, who also happens to be her brother Charles.  She also serves as the California District Attorney Investigator Liaison for POST.

Maria served the majority of her municipal law enforcement career in the Sacramento Police Department.  She served in every division within the department, and in ancillary assignments as an Academy Coordinator, Recruit Training Officer, Field Training Officer, Lead Lifetime Fitness Instructor and as an instructor in a local police academy for over 20 years.

Maria possesses Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and a Lifetime Teaching Credential.  In keeping her commitment to physical fitness, Maria also has completed a half Ironman triathlon, ran the Boston Marathon and runs several half marathons a year.  

Bureau Chiefs

Ralph BrownRalph Brown

Bureau Chief
Training Delivery and Compliance Bureau

Ralph Brown, appointed Bureau Chief for the Training Program Services Bureau in December 2016, has been involved in the law enforcement profession for the past 26 years. Ralph put himself through the extended basic academy in Santa Rosa, where he accepted a job offer with the Suisun City Police Department in 1990. Ralph moved to the Fairfield Police Department in 1993, where he served as a patrol officer, and then COPPS Officer in the Special Operations Division. Looking for career development opportunities, Ralph accepted a position as a deputy sheriff with the Office of the Sheriff, Contra Costa County. His assignments included patrol and custody deputy, field training officer, department training coordinator, patrol and custody sergeant, and internal affairs sergeant. As a lieutenant, Ralph served as the assistant patrol division commander and watch commander. He served on several committees including patrol car redesign, firearms conversion, scheduling, sheriff’s technical advisory, and sheriff’s charity golf tournament. Ralph retired in 2013.

Ralph joined POST in June 2014. He took over the responsibility of Basic Course Certification Review manager, auditing police academies in California. In October 2015, Ralph was selected as the Legislative Analyst and PIO. Ralph reviewed legislation affecting California law enforcement, writes bill analysis for the Governor’s Office, communicated POST’s position to authoring Senators and Assembly members, and provided Committee testimony. As the PIO, Ralph responded to all media inquiries related to legislation, peace officer hiring and training standards and guidelines.

Ralph earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College, and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, where he served as associate faculty for five-years with the College of Criminal Justice and Security.

Colin O'Keefe Colin O'Keefe

Bureau Chief
Computer Services

Colin O'Keefe worked for 10 years at several Fortune 500 corporations in the areas of information technology, foreign currency exchange system design, and technical product marketing.  He joined POST in 2004, and has overseen projects in Network Management, Telecommunications, POST Web Applications, and Computer-Based Law Enforcement Testing.  Colin promoted to Bureau Chief of the Computer Services Bureau in 2013.

Colin is a graduate of the State of California IT Management Academy XIII.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UC Davis. 

Don Shingara Don Shingara

Bureau Chief
Management Counseling, Leadership Development

Don Shingara became a POST employee in 2008 after serving 21 years in law enforcement. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.  Don was assigned to the Basic Training Bureau from 2008 to 2012, where his duties included analyzing Field Training courses and programs, developing content for the Public Safety Dispatcher Basic Course, and assisting in Regular Basic Course academy reviews.  In 2012, he was assigned to the Management Counseling, Leadership Development Bureau where he conducted management studies related to evidence and property, organizational efficiency, and effectiveness. 

Don was promoted to Bureau Chief of the Management Counseling, Leadership Development Bureau in July 2015.  Don holds an Associate’s Degree in General Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree in English, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.  He proudly served in the United States Air Force Reserve as both an enlisted person and commissioned officer.