Faculty

 


 

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Steve Thorpe
Professor
Steve Thorpe has taught at SCC since 1977. Professor Thorpe’s professional background in the criminal justice system dates back to 1971 when he was employed as both patrol officer and detective for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department.  By 1974, Thorpe transferred to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office where he served in a variety of roles including, criminal investigator, supervising criminal investigator, training officer, and Lieutenant. Thorpe is a graduate of the National FBI Academy  and has received various certificates awarded by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  ThorpeW@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Georgeann McKee
Professor
Professor McKee began her teaching career at Sacramento City College in 1980 as an adjunct Professor in the department of Administration of Justice.   She was hired as a full-time Professor in 1995. Professor McKee has a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral and Social Science and a Juris Doctor Degree.  Professor McKee worked for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department for sixteen years and worked in a number of different assignments while with the Sheriff’s Department.  She retired as a Sergeant.  In addition to her law enforcement experience Professor McKee is a criminal defense attorney.  She worked for the Law offices of Christopher Wing for almost 17 years before she retired. McKeeG@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Kelly Gould

Professor
Over a span of 22 years, Professor Gould served as a Deputy and Supervising Probation Officer for both Orange and Sacramento Counties.  In addition to teaching ADMJ courses at SCC, Kelly is a P.O.S.T. certified tactics instructor and provides instruction to law enforcement and corrections personnel throughout the State of California.  Kelly also serves as a contracted police training specialist for the U.S. State Department and has been assigned to United Nations operations in Eastern Europe.  Kelly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. GouldK@scc.losrios.edu

 

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David Trujillo
Professor
David Trujillo has taught at SCC since 2002.  Professor Trujillo has a background in the criminal justice system that began in 1972.  David has been employed by the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento Police Department.  While in law enforcement David has served in a variety of assignments to include custody, patrol, S.W.A.T., field training, investigations, fire-arms instructor, and air operations airplane/helicopter pilot. TrujilD@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Richard Harris
Assistant Professor
Rich brings over 34 years of law enforcement experience to the classroom.  Rich began his career at the Yuba City Police Department and later worked for the California Department of Justice and the County of Sacramento (DA and DHA) where he rose to the rank of Chief Investigator before retiring from full-time law enforcement work in 2008.  Rich now works as a retired annuitant for the Law Enforcement Division at the California Lottery.  In addition to Sacramento City College, Rich also teaches for the College of Criminal Justice and Security at the University of Phoenix.    HarrisR@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Frank Meyer
Assistant Professor
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Rolfe Appel

Assistant Professor
I retired as a Lieutenant from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department after serving our community for 28 years.  Upon my retirement, I resumed my service as a part time Reserve Deputy Sheriff.   My career assignments included corrections, patrol, detectives, communications, training, courts, and contract services.  I was the Director of Public Safety at Yuba College from 2006-2012.  As the Director, I managed the Police, Fire, Probation, and Correctional Academies.  I’ve taught Academy courses at Butte College, Yuba College, and Sacramento Sheriff’s Academies.  I’ve been teaching semester courses at Sacramento City College since 2005.  AppelR@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Robert Saria
Assistant Professor
Professor Saria is an attorney in private practice for no less than 25 years.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr Saria served as a Deputy District Attorney for 17 years.  He worked as a prosecutor in the Los Angeles, Butte, Plumas and Sacramento County District Attorney Offices.  In private practice, Mr Saria focuses on criminal defense in both state and federal courts.  In addition to his duties at this college, Mr Saria provides instruction to law enforcement on the areas of search warrant preparation, specialized surveillance techniques and courtroom testimony.  Mr Saria served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence officer and reached the rank of Captain. SariaR@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Jack Karver
Assistant Professor

Jack Karver worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice for 30 years.  During his career he held positions as a Youth Correctional Officer; Youth Correctional Counselor; Sergeant and Tactical Team Leader; Field Parole Agent in San Diego with a specialized gang caseload; Institutional Parole Agent supervising casework on a Drug Rehabilitation Unit; Treatment Team Supervisor; Captain, managing the Academy for entry level Peace officers and the Institutions and Camps Branch; Program Administrator of a Medical Psychiatric Unit and Special Programs; and Assistant Superintendent of a Correctional Institution. Professor Karver currently teaches at Sacramento City College and CSU Sacramento. KarverJ@scc.losrios.edu

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David Delaini

Assistant Professor
Professor Delaini holds several degrees including a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.  Currently a police lieutenant, Delaini has held the titles of Administrative Division Commander, Watch Commander, Police Sergeant, Narcotics Agent, Field Training Officer, and Police Officer.  As an attorney, he has conducted criminal prosecutions while volunteering for the Office of the District Attorney, and has worked for a large civil law firm where he handled a number of cases involving accusations of misconduct against law enforcement professionals.  Professor Delaini has also served as a military policeman in the United States armed forces where he was deployed during the Persian Gulf War and the Los Angeles Riots of 1992.     DelainD@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Darren Pytel

Assistant Professor
Darren, who currently works for the Davis Police Department as an Assistant Police Chief, brings over 25 years of law enforcement experience to the classroom. During his time with the Davis Police Department he has worked patrol, on a motorcycle, bike patrol, and has managed the Patrol Division, the Investigations Division, and the Professional Standards Division. He currently oversees Operations, Administration, and Records and Communications. In addition to teaching at Sacramento City College, Darren also teaches at a regional police academy.  PytelD@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Larenda Burke

Assistant Professor
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Barry Kalar
Assistant Professor
Professor Kalar came to Sacramento City College after retiring from a 31 year career in law enforcement with 18 years as a Chief of Police in three different police departments.  Kalar is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and was chosen to complete the Secret Service Dignitary Protection Program in Washington D.C.   Barry has been teaching at SCC for over 5 years and has another 8 years of teaching various classes at the Community College and University level.  Barry holds undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  Barry is actively involved in the local community, holding prominent positions within Rotary International, Washington Unified School Board, and West Sacramento Educational Foundation.  KalarB@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Thomas Waltz
Assistant Professor
Professor Waltz is a Lieutenant at a local Police Department and has worked in law enforcement for 21 years.  Mr. Waltz’s assignments have included investigations, patrol, field training and professional standards. Professor Waltz has a Bachelors degree in History from Sacramento State University and a Masters Degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University Long Beach.  WaltzT@scc.losrios.edu

 


Terrence Brass
Assistant Professor
Terrence has over 24 years of experience as a Peace Officer in California.  Terrence’s Peace Officer experience started as a Deputy Sheriff in Southern California where he worked for 9 years.  Terrence has as well worked as a Deputy Sheriff here in Northern California for nearly 4 years.  Currently Terrence is a Lieutenant with the local District Attorney’s Office where he manages a team of Criminal Investigators.  In addition to his Peace Officer experience, Terrence has over 15 years of teaching experience and he emphatically enjoys teaching at Sacramento City College.  Terrence has a Bachelor’ and Master’s Degree relating to the Administration of Justice. BrassT@scc.losrios.edu

 

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Mark Scott
Assistant Professor
Mark, currently holds the rank of Sergeant with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and brings over 23 years of law enforcement experience to the classroom. During his tenure with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department he has worked various assignments to include: Corrections, Recruit Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol, Detectives, Professional Standards Division, Sacramento International Airport, and the Impact Division. He is currently assigned to the Office of the Sheriff. In addition, Mark has taught Academy courses at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Academy and as an Adjunct Professor at National University. ScottM@scc.losrios.edu