August 4, 2016 (Santa Rosa, CA) Out To Protect Incorporated announced today that founder Greg Miraglia is retiring after 38 years of service to law enforcement. Mr. Miraglia’s last day as dean of the Criminal Justice Training Center at Napa Valley College in California will be September 5, 2016. He will continue teaching through the fall semester.
Miraglia said, “I’m leaving my position as dean, but looking forward to continuing work teaching and speaking about community policing, hate crimes prevention, and cultural diversity.” Miraglia started his law enforcement career as an Explorer Scout at the Walnut Creek Police Department in 1978. He worked as a police dispatcher, reserve police officer, police manager, and most recently, as the deputy police chief of the Napa Valley Railroad Police Department.
Miraglia started teaching in 1986 and became the director of Napa’s Criminal Justice Training Center in 1999. Miraglia said, “I truly grateful for the amazing career I’ve had in law enforcement. So many incredible mentors helped shaped who I am today. Today I celebrate my mentors and the many students I’ve met during my journey.”
Some of Miraglia’s most significant accomplishments at the college include:
· The development of an accredited and thriving LGBT Studies Program.
· The construction of a dedicated mat room and driver training area for the police academy.
· Presentation of community education events with Judy Shepard and Darrell Scott.
· Development of the community policing project and portfolio capstone project.
· Implementation of competency based evaluation in the police academy.
· Development of the Bias Incident Response Team and Safe Space Program.
· Receiving the Governor’s Award For Organizational Excellence from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office “John W. Rice Diversity Award.”
Miraglia will continue to serve as CEO and President of Out To Protect Incorporated. He plans to continue teaching human relations, community policing, and work place harassment prevention courses as well as the LGBT studies courses he created at Napa Valley College. He will also continue serving as vice-president of the board of directors of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and as the national program coordinator for Campus Pride’s Stop the Hate and Safe Space training.