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Closing Session: Review of the Fremont Police Shootings on June 1, 2016


  • Rick Braziel, Retired Chief, Sacramento Police Department & Executive Fellow, National Police Foundation

    Rick Braziel was a member of the Sacramento Police Department for over 33 years including five years as Chief. He is the former Inspector General for Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. He conducts organization assessments, critical incident reviews, and instructs in teambuilding, communication skills, community policing, and leadership. Rick is Vice Chair of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, an Executive Fellow at the National Police Foundation, and a guest speaker regarding critical incidents throughout the USA and Canada. He was the lead investigator in the review of the police response to former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner. He was a member of a team reviewing the riots in Ferguson Missouri and the St. Louis County Police Collaborative Reform Initiative. Rick also completed a review of the Stockton Police response to the Bank of the West robbery and hostage taking and the review of the December 2, 2015 terrorists attack in San Bernardino. He conducts organizational assessments and leadership development including a review of the Washington State Patrol’s recruitment and retention, Baltimore Police Department’s staffing, and Pasadena Police Department use of force policies. He recently assisted in reviewing the Portland Police Bureau’s response to mass demonstrations and First Amendment Assemblies, the 2016 shooting of two Fremont California Police Officers, and conducting an administrative review of the Oakland Police Department’s response to recent protests. Rick works with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reviewing systemwide training and leadership development. Rick is co-author of the book, COP TALK: ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR COMMUNITY POLICING. He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from CSU Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Security Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

April 29, 2021
Thu 12:45 PM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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