Bob Stresak, Police Services Specialist
Mr. Stresak has 46 years of accomplished law enforcement operations management experience. He retired as the Executive Director of the California State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in 2016 after serving four years in that position. As Executive Director, he provided oversight and enforcement of existing state regulation of selection and training standards for over 100 legislatively established categories of peace officers, as well as general oversight of over 600 California law enforcement agencies and departments. From 1999 to 2016, he held many other positions with POST, including Assistant Executive Director, Bureau Chief, and Basic Course Coordinator. Prior to his 17 years with POST, he served the Los Angeles Police Department for 27 years in various assignments, including Administrative Coordinator of the Detective Support Division’s Apprehension Section, where he was responsible for the development, planning, budgeting, funding, and acquisition of the Gang Reporting, Evaluation, and Tracking system. This system became the common denominational database among multiple jurisdictions to facilitate the identification, gang affiliation, and migration of the approximate 1,300 identified gang factions within the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Stresak has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.