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William Lara
ISC Executive VP Director of Operations
San Jose Police Bureau of Field Operations: Training Supervisor | Sergeant | Retired

EXPERIENCE
As Executive VP Director of Operations with ISC I bring my knowledge and skills as a law enforcement supervisor. My experience, strengths and training are in the areas of  training, evaluating, counseling, and investigating new recruit officers and experienced training officers.  I have also sat on hiring boards and promotional oral boards for police applicants and for officers seeking selection to specialized units.  I have had State of California mandated sexual harassment and discrimination training for supervisors as well.  As a small business owner of a retail chain and a real estate brokerage, I have experience in hiring and terminating employees.  I am familiar with federal and state laws regarding worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, social security, and other laws regarding employees’ fair treatment and rights. 

   

SUMMARY

  • 30 years experience in the Criminal Justice System including Law Enforcement, Investigations, Technical Services, Training, Special and Tactical Operations, Counseling, and Supervising

  • 15 years experience as a Small Business Owner 

  • 10 years experience as a Real Estate Agent and Broker; duties included Business Management, Human Resource Management, Financing, Planning, Scheduling, and Marketing

 

Core Competencies include
Investigative/Interrogation Skills 
Critical Incident Training
Field Supervision 
Recruiting/Backgrounds 
Counseling/Problem Solving Evaluation 
Sales/Marketing 
Crisis Intervention
Planning/Scheduling 
Expert in Court Testimony
Elite Security and VIP Protection 
Zoning Investigator

EXPERIENCE

San Jose Police Department  / 1981 – 2008 (retired 7/12/08)
Police officer for the 10th  largest city in the United States. Innovator and leader in investigative technologies, information systems, evidence collection, training, enforcement, crime solving, apprehension, and conviction.

Santa Clara County Probation Department  / 1978-1981
Counseling and supervising adults and juveniles who had been through the judicial process and sentenced to probation by a court of law.  Probationers were supervised by home visits, work furloughs, work crews, and other conditions as determined by the court.  

Realty World – Silver Star  / 2004- Present
Broker/Owner of a real estate franchise specializing in sales and marketing of residential real estate in Santa Clara Count, one of the top real estate markets in the country.  Delegating responsibilities to agents, creating a teamwork environment, overseeing contracts and the completion of important documents in real estate transactions.

Creative Security Company / 2008- 2015
CSC is a law enforcement-based security company owned and operated by former San Jose police officers focused on providing clients with new and innovative approach to security services.  Including high level security and protection for private individuals and small businesses.  Site security and VIP protection.  Private and corporate Investigations, Private and pre-employment background screening.  

Santa Clara County Planning Department  / 2009- Present
Field investigations regarding violations of the zoning ordinances.  Investigate operations of various types for compliance with state and county ordinances.  Prepare and accumulate evidence by observations, photographs and written documents.

 

EDUCATION
1976-1979               West Valley College, A.A. in Liberal Arts
1979-1981               San Jose State University, B.S. in Administration of Justice
1984-1987               University of Phoenix, M.A. in Management/Human Resources
1988-1990               Lincoln Law School
                                  
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Basic P.O.S.T. Police Academy, 1981
Intermediate P.O.S.T. Certificate, 1983
Advanced P.O.S.T. Certificate, 1987
Field Training Officer Academy, 1989
Small Business Owner Training Certificate, 1990
Small Business Owner Management Certificate, 1993
Real Estate School Training Certification, 1997
Real Estate Agent License, 1998
Crisis Intervention Training P.O.S.T. Certificate, 1999
Police Supervisor Training P.O.S.T. Certificate, 2000
Real Estate Broker License, 2005

PROFESSIONAL TITLES
Group Counselor, Santa Clara County Probation Department
Ranch Counselor, Santa Clara County Probation Department
Police Officer, San Jose Police Department
Field Training Officer, San Jose Police Department
Special Operations Unit, San Jose Police Department
Crisis Intervention Officer, San Jose Police Department
Police Supervisor, San Jose Police Department
Field Training Supervisor, San Jose Police Department 
Crisis Intervention Supervisor, San Jose Police Department
Small Business Owner
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Broker
Real Estate Brokerage Franchise Owner
Entrepreneur/Real Estate Investor
Zoning Investigator, Santa Clara County Planning Department
Elite Security and VIP Protection

CONTACT
William J. Lara #2200
Retired Police Sergeant
San Jose Police Department
PH# 408-892-6657
Email: wlara@illyriasec.com

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