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Dean of Public Safety
Director, SRJC Public Safety Training Center
April Chapman began her law enforcement career in 1972, as a cadet with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. In 1976, she became a Police Officer with the City of Petaluma for two years. In 1978, she returned to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office where she remained for 10 years as a Deputy Sheriff and as a Detective in the Violent Crimes Division. In 1988, she started her career as a District Attorney Investigator and retired in January 2007 as the Sergeant in Charge of the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force. She began teaching at the Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center in 1984, providing instruction in a variety of law enforcement programs and topics.
April earned a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College and a master's degree from Sonoma State University. She is also a graduate of the POST Master Instructor Program
Coordinator, Emergency Medical Care
Mr. Snow has over 25 years of experience as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic and more than 18 years of experience as an EMS educator. He has served in a variety of capacities in Emergency Medical Services including: Field Training Officer, Preceptor, First Responder Instructor, EMT Instructor, Paramedic Instructor, and Paramedic and EMT Program Director.
Director, Fire Technology
Randy Collins serves as the Director of the Fire Technology Program. He began his fire service career in 1980 as a volunteer for the Arcata Fire District. After serving four years with Arcata and two years at the Campbell Fire Department, he began working for the Healdsburg Fire Department in1987. During his tenure with Healdsburg, he served as Engineer, Fire Captain, Fire Marshal, and Fire Chief, retiring in 2010. He served as an Adjunct Faculty for SRJC from 1993-1998 and as a representative on the Fire Technology Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2010. In addition to degrees from Humboldt State University and Mission College, he is a state certified Chief Officer, Strike Team Leader, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Investigation Officer II, and a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program.
Director, Intensive Basic Police Academy
Jerry Schoenstein received his B.A.from California State University, Fresno and his M.P.A. from Golden Gate University. Mr. Schoenstein gained his law enforcement experience with the Larkspur and Twin Cities Police Departments, where he began his career in 1973. He was a patrol officer, field training officer, Sergeant, and training manager of the departments. In 1986, Mr. Schoenstein became the Director of the Basic Law Enforcement Course (Police Academy) at Santa Rosa Training Center/Santa Rosa Junior College. He is past Chair of the California Academy Director's Association.
Director, In-Service and Corrections
Charisse Arnold began her career in the law enforcement arena in 2000 with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. During her eight years with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, Charisse worked as a student intern, Community Services Officer, Office Assistant, and finally as Training Manager for the department. During her last four years as Training Manager, Charisse was responsible for managing the Training Unit for a department of 900 employees. Her responsibilities included the coordination, facilitation, and provision of in-service and corrections courses for both the law enforcement and detention divisions, as well as all training for support staff. Charisse worked various assignments, including the Property & Evidence Room, Crime Prevention Unit, and Personnel Bureau Training Unit.
Charisse began her educational career at the Santa Rosa Junior College in 1994 and received her Associate's degree in 1996. In 1999, she received a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in criminal justice from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In 2004, Charisse received her Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Director, Ranger Academy and Modular Police Academy
Brian Marvin joined SRJC in 2011 after a 28-year career in the United States Coast Guard (USCG). He brings extensive experience in training and education built on a strong foundation of operational safety, security, and protection of natural resources. During his career, Brian was a law enforcement officer, instructor, administrator, and ship captain, and graduated from many professional schools including the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
From 2004-2008, Brian served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard's "Two Rock" Training Center in
Sonoma County, CA. In his final assignment, Brian managed all USCG training nationwide.
Brian has a BS in Engineering from the USCG Academy in Connecticut and an MS in Education from
Facilities Operations Supervisor
Susan Malouf Bradford
Executive Assistant to the Dean of Public Safety
Fire Technology & Payroll
Admissions and Records Technician
Emergency Medical Care, Basic Police Academy
In-Service, Corrections, Ranger Academy, Modular Police Academy