Lt. Hill has written curricula for courses certified by the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) during which police officers and college students work collaboratively through critical thinking exercises to broaden their perspectives. His recent publications have examined the intersection of community policing and intergroup contact and accommodation theories, and organizational resilience. Shawn is currently co-editing an international and interdisciplinary 25 chapter volume, The Handbook on Communication, Policing and Society, under contract with publisher Rowman & Littlefield.
Some of the positions Lt. Hill has held in the department include: patrol officer, restorative policing officer, bike patrol officer, narcotics detective, special investigations detective, asset forfeiture detective, patrol sergeant, professional standards sergeant, SWAT team entry element, SWAT sniper, SWAT team training coordinator, SWAT and CNRT Liaison, and firearms instructor. He is currently assigned to recruitment, training, and personnel in the Strategic Operations Division.