Kris Allshouse serves as Executive Director for the Los Angeles County Regional Training Center. He is a retired Detective Supervisor and California POST Master Instructor. He has designed and taught over 40 courses for California Law Enforcement including the POST ICI Officer Involved Shooting, Homicide, Burglary, Vehicle Theft, and Identity Theft Courses. Kris was an instructor and curriculum writer for the POST ICI Instructor’s Course, the IDI Leadership Mentoring and Coaching Course, the IDI Advanced Instructor Course, and the Master Instructor Certification Course. In 2000 Kris was distinguished by receiving the Police Excellence Officer of the Year Award for investigative work on a string of gang homicides in Long Beach CA. As a police officer, he has received three other major awards: one for leading a patrol entry team on an active shooter response, one for rescuing hostages in a house, and one for rescuing hostages in a business. In April 2012, Kris was honored to receive the CA POST ICI Robert Presley Founder’s Award. He has received several additional awards for instruction and curriculum development within the POST Instructor Development Institute.
Owen Berger is a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and has ten years of law enforcement experience. Owen’s experience with the LAPD started in a uniform patrol assignment, then an assignment with a divisional Narcotics Enforcement Detail where he conducted complex narcotics investigations. After his stint in narcotics, he moved to a Crime Suppression Detail, which involved finding and preventing crime in specific geographic areas, including narcotics-related crime, serial robberies and burglaries, shootings, and gang-related crime.
Alan Caddell is the principal of Alan Caddell and Associates, developers of pragmatic adult-centered instruction. Alan retired as a Commander with the Santa Ana (CA) police department and has nearly 30 years of varied law enforcement experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Education. Alan is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Master Instructor, a member of the POST Quality Assessment Program and he served on the POST Instructor Standards Advisory Committee for 10 years. Alan serves as the Director of Training for the Los Angeles County Regional Training Center, and Program Manager for Instructor Development at the Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center.
Alex Jones is a retired Deputy Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol. He is a POST Certified ICI Instructor and an original instructor in the POST ICI Officer Involved Shooting Course. As Deputy Commissioner for the California Highway Patrol, Alex instituted leadership training for command and supervisory staff. He also established an Inspector General position within the department while overhauling Administrative Investigations Policy and Procedure.
Dr. Joe Serio is a popular and entertaining trainer and conference keynote speaker on leadership and change, time management and organizational skills, strategies for effective communication, and overcoming barriers to improved performance. He motivates and inspires his audiences while providing thought-provoking information. He is the author of Time Management: 50 Lessons on Finding Time for What’s Important; Public Speaking: 50 Lessons on Presenting Without Losing Your Cool; and Overcoming Fear: 50 Lessons on Being Bold and Living the Dream.
Jena Swafford has 17-years of experience as a Public Safety Dispatcher for the Sacramento Police Department. She has served as a radio dispatcher, a tactical dispatcher, a communications training officer, a supervising dispatcher, and the Communications Training Coordinator and Academy Coordinator. Jena was involved in both development and facilitation of POST courses for the past thirteen years to include the POST Communications Training Officer Course, POST Emergency Management Pilot course, and POST Disaster Management course. She was a member of the POST Communications Training Officer Advisory Board which was commissioned to make changes to the current CTO program.
Adam Timm is a retired 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a tenured 9-1-1 Dispatcher for one of the busiest agencies in the country, his career put him headlong into the debilitating effects of dispatcher stress – chronic stress from daily calls, critical incident stress from emergencies and post-traumatic stress from doing it all for a decade. After experiencing years of migraines, ulcers, and personal challenges on and off the job, he developed a step-by-step program to stop the stress and live healthy again.