Region 1Maria Sandoval

Covering Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties

POST Regional Training Consultant
Eddie Freyer
Senior Consultant
(916) 227-4871

Eddie started his law enforcement career when he joined the FBI when J. Edgar Hoover was still the Director in April 1972, and worked in the Pittsburgh Field Office. He became a Special Agent in 1976 and was transferred to the Phoenix, Arizona Office until 1979. He then transferred to California and was assigned to the San Francisco Field Division. There he worked financial crimes, special operations and bank robberies. He was transferred to the Santa Rosa Resident Agency in 1989 as a Senior Agent. During his time with the FBI, Eddie was the lead investigator of the 1993 Polly Klaas kidnapping/murder case in Petaluma, California. Eddie finished his FBI career as the Senior Team Leader of the regional SWAT team, retiring after the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Eddie created the High Sierra SWAT Team Challenge in 1996, which later became Urban Shield, challenging the physical and mental toughness of participants over 4 days. Eddie then instructed at several locations in the Bay Area to include Santa Rosa Training Center, Alameda Regional Training Center and Mendocino College. Eddie also worked in the private industry as a security consultant. Eddie developed public safety curriculum for a high school career tech program between 2008 and 2009 in the North Bay, which was offered in eleven area high schools. 

In 2009, Eddie accepted an assignment with the US Army and was deployed to Iraq for one year where he worked on anti-terrorism targeting and rule of law programs. In 2011, Eddie became the Undersheriff of Walla Walla County Washington until he returned to California in February of 2014, when he joined POST as the Program Manager for the Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI). Eddie lives in Windsor, California with his wife Susan.