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Matt Thomas - Safety Consultant
Matt moved to California in 1989 and began his law enforcement career with the City of Mill Valley, starting as a Public Safety Dispatcher. Matt became a Police Officer in May of 1990 and served the citizens of Mill Valley as a patrol officer and detective, before moving to the Petaluma Police. Matt retired from the Petaluma Police Department after 24 plus years of service. During his nearly 25-year law enforcement career Matt has served in the following assignments: patrol officer, crime scene investigator, arson investigator, hostage negotiator, traffic officer, chaplain liaison, and Every 15 Minutes coordinator. Matt has served on the board of the California Association of Hostage Negotiators since 2004, with the last 7 years as the state board president. Matt is also an elected School Board Trustee for the Waugh School District, a position he has held for the past 18 years, as well
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 member of the board for Speedway Children's Charity at Sonoma Raceway, for the past 3 years. Matt works directly with schools offering support with home visits for attendance and truancy, behavioral issues with students, as well as determining the need for law enforcement to respond to a school or if the situation can be dealt with by school staff and North Bay Security Group. Matt also assists with drills (lock-downs, fire, disaster). He also mentors students on positive interaction during recess and lunchtime. As well as teaching first aid and CPR to staff, students, and the community.  I am also working as a COVID manager for the movie industry.  Matt has familiar with the safety protocols needed during this pandemic because of his work in the schools and on the school board as well as being married to the director of nursing at a local hospital.

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