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Building a Leadership Development Program in Your Agency

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Thank you for attending CPCA's Leadership Development Series "Building a Leadership Development Program in Your Agency" virtual training - we hope you enjoyed!


  • Chief Pete Dunbar (ret.), Pleasant Hill Police Department

    Pete Dunbar started with the Oakland Police Department in 1982. He served in a variety of assignments and positions in Patrol, Investigations and Training. In 1999, he was appointed as a Deputy Chief, where he was assigned to Field Operations and Services. In February of 2006, he was appointed as Chief of Police of the Pleasant Hill Police Department and retired as Chief on September 28, 2012. On October 8, 2012, he was appointed as the Director of the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) where he worked until November of 2014. He received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Performance for his work while at POST. Dunbar received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Santa Clara in 1982. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Education from San Diego State University in 2002.

    Chief Dunbar has taught Strategic and Succession Planning in the POST Management Course for the San Diego Regional Training Center. He has been an instructor for the Chief’s Association in the topics of Ethics, Strategic and Succession Planning and the Leadership Challenge. He facilitated the Becoming a Police Chief Class (formerly The Role of the Police Chief) for four years and developed and facilitated Succeeding as a Police Chief since its inception. He has consulted with several departments regarding strategic and succession planning, including Huntington Beach and Grass Valley Police Departments. He is a graduate of POST Master Instructor Class 2.

  • Lieutenant Dave Dereszynski, Huntington Beach Police Department

    Lieutenant Dereszynski has been with the Huntington Beach Police Department for 23 years and started his career as an explorer with City. Early on in his career he was guided by others who helped him to navigate the challenges of the profession. He followed their advice and continued to grow, ultimately working a variety of assignments and contributing to the community. Seeing the value of sharing ideas in a constructive manner, he facilitated several leadership and development seminars where local leaders were panelists. This sparked the interest of others who continued to carry the torch for employee growth and development. Two years ago he was part of a team who implemented a Professional Development Program with Mentoring and Sponsorship (onboarding) components. The program has been in place for over one year now and has had some great successes. He looks to spark a “growth mindset” in others so the practice becomes engrained in the Huntington Beach Police Department culture.

  • Detective Tim Emanuel, Huntington Beach Police Department

    Detective Tim Emanuel has worked for Huntington Beach Police Dept. since 2006 and presently teaches Criminal Justice courses at a local community college. He was fortunate to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps and became interested in the study and application of effective leadership skills after deployments abroad afforded him the opportunity to be mentored by senior Marines. During his career with HBPD, he has been positively influenced by many officers and leaders throughout the agency. Most recently, he collaborated with a small team of sworn and civilian program coordinators to design and launch the HBPD Professional Development Program.

March 24, 2021
Wed 12:00 PM PDT

Duration 1H 30M

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