Captain Cecil Pearson, Ret. is a nationally recognized international law enforcement consultant and training provider in law enforcement and correctional topics. He is a past consultant for the American Jail Association
(AJA), provided consultant services to the Western Louisiana United States Attorney’s Office and, is a past consultant
for Lockup USA, a video training provider. Further, he is a published author.
Captain Cecil Pearson is an experienced
leader, trainer and presentation speaker. He has over 27 years in law enforcement and correctional principles, methods and
practices. He is a graduate of the National FBI Academy (137 Session). Pearson’s practical experience includes working
in the areas of Detention, Patrol and Detectives, retiring after 28 years of service from the Washoe County Sheriff’s
Office, located in Reno, Nevada. His projected goal reached reality with the establishment of Pearson-Radli and Associates,
Inc. Cecil Pearson is the author of Hostage Situations.
According to the book description of
Hostage Situations, “In an introductory book for students entering the field, or professionals
seeking continued professional development in the issues of hostage situations. Includes cases studies and suggested checklists.
This book is appropriate for criminal justice, criminal investigation, and homeland security programs. It is also suited for
programs in emergency management, corporate security, psychology, emergency medical services and healthcare, police academy
programs, and continuing professional development.
About the Washoe County
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office a full-service law enforcement organization and “is a modern, dedicated,
community-oriented law enforcement agency. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for all law enforcement patrol duties within
the unincorporated area of the county, the service of civil process, records retention, issuing concealed weapons permits,
court security, forensic investigation, criminal investigation, and all search and rescue functions within the county. The
Washoe County Sheriff's Office is also responsible for operating the only adult detention facility for pretrial detainees
within Washoe County.”
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
is organized into a number of division such as Patrol and Detectives. According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s
Office, “The Patrol Division of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office is responsible for all law enforcement duties
within the unincorporated area of Washoe County - an area of over 6,700 square miles.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Detective Division has a staff of 28 commissioned officers and 4 civilians. Detectives are assigned to specialized units including
Crimes vs. Persons, Crimes vs. Property, Crimes vs. Juveniles, and the Incline Village Substation. One detective is assigned
to the Reno Police Department's Repeat Offender Program and Sex Offender Unit. Detectives are also involved with other
multi-agency units such as the Street Crimes Unit and the DEA Drug Interdiction Task Force.”