Richard Dean – Director
Richard Dean is the Owner and Director of Marin Consulting Associates (MCA). Richard is a nationally recognized trainer and subject matter expert on performance management. Richard travels extensively and has personally trained over 4,000 law enforcement supervisors and managers in seventeen states.
Richard is a 25 year law enforcement veteran and a retired Lodi, California Police Lieutenant. During his career Richard served in a wide variety of assignments including: Watch Commander, Administrative Lieutenant in Charge of Personnel and Training, Narcotics Gang and Vice Unit Supervisor, and Detective Sergeant. He also managed the department’s Communications Center, Jail, and Mounted Unit.
Richard holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Management from Cal Poly Pomona. He is a graduate of the California POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (Class 7) and of the POST Command College (Class 22).
Jon “Cris” Trulsson – Senior Associate
Jon “Cris” Trulsson served with the Stockton, California Police Department for 29 years and retired at the rank of Lieutenant. His assignments included Patrol, K-9, FTO, Narcotics, Robbery/Homicide, Traffic and Administration. Cris holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Law and History from the University of the Pacific. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 227) and served for four years as the Training Manager for the F.B.I. National Academy Associates California Chapter. Cris is also a graduate of the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development School (LEEDS Session CA II), the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (Class 118) and the POST Instructor Development Institute.
Cris began training law enforcement professionals in 1995 as a Federally Certified Drug Recognition Evaluation Instructor and as a member of the adjunct faculty of the San Joaquin Delta College Basic Police Academy. Cris is a subject matter expert on leadership, performance and accountability in the workplace and as an Associate with MCA, trains law enforcement supervisors and managers nationwide. Internationally, Cris has had the privilege to provide training to the British Transport Police and train with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.