On August 11, 2016, the Napa Valley College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to award author Greg Miraglia Emeritus status in appreciation for his 30 years of service to the college. Campus Police Chief Ken Arnold announced the recommendation at the monthly board meeting. College President, Dr. Ronald Kraft, supported the recommendation. Faculty Senate President, Professor Amanda Badgett, and Faculty Union President, Professor Dianna Chiabotti, both spoke in support of Miraglia.
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Miraglia began teaching part time at Napa Valley College in 1986 as a part time faculty member of the police academy. He was assigned as a coordinator of the reserve police academy program from 1988 through 1994 and then as a recruit training officer for the regular basic police academy from 1995 until 1999. Miraglia was appointed police academy director in 1999 and made a dean soon after. Throughout his career, Miraglia as taught classes in every police academy from class #3 through class #100. He has been teaching in the academy longer than any other instructor in the history of the program. Over the last 30 years, Miraglia has taught use of force, chemical agents, firearms, criminal law, ethics, and currently leads instruction in community policing and cultural diversity. He will continue teaching part time after he retires later this fall.