Steven Landers has thirty-four years of law enforcement experience and recently retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as a sergeant. During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Department he worked a variety of assignments, which included patrol, corrections and several high-profile administrative positions. As an administration supervisor and manager, prior to retiring Sergeant Landers was in charge of overseeing a labor relations and compliance team of professionals responsible for investigating and responding to claims of adverse employment actions and other human resource matters. Other assignments worked throughout his long law enforcement career have included Homeland Security, Patrol, Custody Operations, Court Services, Community Relations, Civil Litigation, Internal Affairs, Equity Compliance and Training/Development.
Steven Landers is also an educator and has taught classes at the university level for over eleven years. In his role as a college professor and lecturer, he has taught courses in professional development, emergency management, public administration, business administration, E-commerce, diversity, leadership and ethics.
Sergeant Landers has also worked as a subject matter expect with the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission to help develop law enforcement training that is critical to mitigating liability and important to the overall success of every law enforcement organization across the state. As a member and trainer for Embassy Consulting Services, he has continued to be involved in the strategic planning and developmental reform efforts for several LE agencies, which involves working with other professional entities to help identify measurable performance initiatives that provide the foundation for building learning organizations committed to excellence, growth and public service.
Steven Landers’ approach to instruction is rooted in a multi-varied philosophy that involves three core components; technology, information and people (TIP).