John Distelrath is retired from public safety after 32 years in law enforcement, the last four years as Chief of Police.
In conjunction with his management experience, for the past 38 years, John has developed and taught courses in management, organizational development, and criminal justice at the university, community college, adult education, and private sector.
John is a California POST certified Instructor Development Institute Advanced Instructor in the Basic Police Academy, Force Options, Situational Leadership II, Investigative Report Writing, Supervisory, and Field Training Officer courses.
He is currently a lead POST instructor in the Public Safety Dispatchers’ 120 hour basic course at Rio Hondo College Regional Police Academy and teaches a contemporary Introduction to Criminal Justice at the University of California, Riverside – Extension California Department of Justice, Crime and Intelligence Analysis certification program.
Distelrath is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association, California Police Chiefs Association, and the California Peace Officer Association COPSWEST training.