Douglas Dickerson retired as a captain with the Brea Police Department after a thirty year career that began with the Orange County Sheriff?s Department in 1976. He holds a bachelor?s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master?s degree from the University of Southern California in Public Administration. He is a graduate of the Delinquency Control Institute at the University of Southern California, a graduate of the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Supervisory Leadership Institute, and a graduate of the POST Command College. He has taught classes on leadership and ethics for California State University, Long Beach, the University of California, Riverside, and Golden West College.
Doug has presented lectures at academic conferences hosted by St. Johns University, DePaul University, California State University Long Beach, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences on ethics and leadership, and at the International Conference on Business Ethics in Prague, Czech Republic. He has also been an instructor for the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute, Ethics for Police Managers, the Tools for Tolerance police ethics program at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and other courses on ethics and leadership.
Doug currently instructs Administration of Justice classes at Fullerton College and consults in the private and public sector on leadership and ethics. Doug is a past president of the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce, Yorba Linda Basketball, and serves on the Board of Directors for Yorba Hills Little League. He is also on the Board of Governors for Placentia Linda Community Hospital. Doug lives and resides in Yorba Linda.
He enjoys fishing, golf, and coaching his children?s youth sports.