Speakers and Instructors


Rick Braziel was a member of the Sacramento Police Department for over 33 years including five years as Chief. He conducts organization assessments, critical incident reviews, and instructs in Teambuilding, Communication Skills, Community Policing, and Leadership. Rick is an Executive Fellow at the Police Foundation. He was the lead investigator in the review of the police response to 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. Rick is co-author of the book, COP TALK: ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR COMMUNITY POLICING. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from CSU Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.