Sergeant Andrew Mendonsa (Ret.)

Andrew Mendonsa was an 18-year veteran with the Amador County Sheriff’s Office in Northern California. During his career, he served in a wide variety of assignments, including court security, patrol, SWAT, administration and training and standards. Prior to leaving Amador County, he served as a sergeant in the Investigations Bureau, supervising and conducting investigations related to homicide, robbery, sexual assault and child abuse.

Andrew formerly served as a field training officer, primary firearms instructor and sniper team leader. He is a certified instructor at a state law enforcement academy, delivering courses in crisis intervention, victimology and search warrant preparation. He has served as a subject matter expert in law enforcement marksmanship and was part of the first detective cognitive study administered by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training. Andrew formerly served as an adviser to the Los Rios Community College law enforcement academy in Sacramento.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach and a Master’s degree in Criminology and Management from the University of Cambridge. His research interests including procedural justice, legitimacy, and sentencing theory.

Andrew currently serves as a senior consultant with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

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