Greg Miraglia, Program Coordinator
Administration of Justice and LGBT Studies
Mr. Miraglia began teaching at Napa Valley College in 1986 in Basic Police Academy Class #3. He served as the coordinator for Reserve Academy Classes 3 through 17 and as the Recruit Training Officer for Basic Academy Classes 29, 33, 36, 40, and 54. Mr. Miraglia was appointed as the Dean of the Criminal Justice Training Center in 1999. In 2016, he retired as dean of career technical education and was appointed dean emeritus by the board of trustees. He continues to teach classes in administration of justice, criminal justice, and LGBT Studies.
"I am passionate about the community policing philosophy and believe strongly in the need for law enforcement to be culturally competent. Sir Robert Peel said, 'the police are the people and the people are the police.' At the heart of this all is education." - Greg Miraglia
Mr. Miraglia has a Master of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Empire State College. He is a graduate of the P.O.S.T. Master Instructor Development Program - Class #4. He has written four books, including a Chemical Agents workbook set, and numerous articles for law enforcement professional publications.
Mr. Miraglia's law enforcement career began in 1982 at the Walnut Creek Police Department where he served as a police dispatcher and reserve police officer. He worked at the Fairfield Police Department from 1988 until 1998 as a division manager and served as the deputy police chief of the Napa Valley Railroad Police Department from 2000 until 2007.
Mr. Miraglia is the host and producer of the Outbeat News and Outbeat News In Depth radio program on PBS station KRCB in Santa Rosa. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and is an HIV test counselor and educator for Face To Face of Sonoma County.