Faculty

Steve Thorpe
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

Georgeann McKee
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

Kelly Gould
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

David Trujillo
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, firearms instructor, and air operations airplane/helicopter pilot. TrujilD@scc.losrios.edu

Richard Harris
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

Rolfe Appel
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

David Delaini
David Delaini
Full-Time Assistant Professor

Professor Delaini holds several degrees including a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.  Dave retired as a Deputy Chief of Police from the City of Davis and is now a full-time faculty (professor) at SCC.  As 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

Darren Pytel
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

Larenda Burke
Larenda Burke
Assistant Professor

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Barry Kalar
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

Thomas Waltz
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

Mark Scott
Mark Scott
Full-Time Assistant Professor
Mark retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as a Lieutenant after 23 years of law enforcement experience.  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.  Mark is now a full-time faculty (professor) at SCC. ScottM@scc.losrios.edu