Gordon Sievert

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Gordon Sievert

ABOUT
Gordon Sievert served 27 years at the San Mateo Police Department, retiring in 2007 as a sergeant. During his tenure at the San Mateo PD, he supervised the traffic unit, worked the special investigations unit as a detective, served on the hostage negotiations team for nine years, and spent four years as a SWAT team leader.  In addition, he provided in-service training in defensive tactics, TASER, police baton and crowd control.
 
Gordon has served as the field training officer supervisor, a use of force subject matter expert (SME), and instructed at the POST basic police academy. He assisted in developing tests for the basic academy as a member of the POST testing committee and was the program coordinator for the police academy at the College of San Mateo for eleven years.
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University
  • Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory POST Certificates
  • POST Master Instructor, Class 17
CLASSES TAUGHT
  • De-escalation
  • Leadership 
AWARDS
  • Northern Advisory Board Award for Instructor Excellence
  • South Bay Regional Police Academy Outstanding Instructor Award
  • POST Excellence in Training Lifetime Achievement Award