Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

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Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA 


Doctoral Student, Touro University International – ABD, Winter 2006
MPA, Public Financial Management — California State University, Fullerton
 4.0 GPA (Member Phi Kappa Phi) - 2003
BA, Criminal Justice — The Union Institute — 1999

National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Incident Command System
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Terrorism for First Responders

POST Courses                                 

West Point Leadership Program         

Instructor Development Course         

Middle Manager                                

Watch Commander                            

Supervisory Development                  


POST Certificates
Advanced Officer
Intermediate Officer
Basic Officer



General police, law enforcement and criminal justice practices, policies and procedures.  In both government and the private sector, organizational development focusing on leadership and change management. Lieutenant Foster's most recent project involved assisting the Government of Jamaica in developing a three year, nation-wide anti-gang strategy.  He is currently on assignment in the Federation of Nevis and St. Kitts, assisting them with the refining of their national security training curriculum.




Co-authored with Dr. Andrew J. Harvey :

The book is used by:
• John Jay College of Criminal Justice
• Union Institute and University
• University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Business
• Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute
• Henderson Police Department (Nevada)
• Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
• City of Santa Monica (California)


A Concise History of American Policing explores the foundation of modern American police officers from their distant cousins in the Iron Age. Find out how the Draco, Caesar Augustus, the Hue and Cry, the Rattle Watch and Old West Gunslingers influenced today’s police operations. How did policing finally get to Broken Windows, Technology and Community Policing?


Used by over 100 colleges and universities.  Described as, "A thoroughly-researched, well-written examination of information technology in the public sector, Police Technology discusses law enforcement as an information-intensive task. Whether interviewing victims, interrogating subjects, or gathering evidence, this book discusses the cutting-edge technology needed to handle the incredible load of information that goes along with an average investigation and/or arrest.

Articles (If the article is underlined, it is hyperlinked to complete copy)


Website Authored

Primary Blogs

Social Media

Downloads Available



Courses Taught

  • Police Technology

  • Computer Crime

  • Analysis Techniques for Criminal Justice Managers

  • Terrorism and Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice Supervision

  • Minorities and Criminal Justice

  • The Enforcement Function

  • Principles of Investigations and Reporting

  • Criminal Justice Ethics

  • Crime and Delinquency

  • Principles of Investigations and Reporting

  • Police Misconduct

  • Management of Criminal Justice Information Systems

  • Business, Government and society

  • Organizational Development

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice Writing

  • Public Speaking 

Media Experience

  • Police Technology, Modern Marvels (Police Technology Expert)

  • The Agenda, Policing In the You Tube Era (Law Enforcement Expert)

  • Missing U, CBS, (cast as host)

  • Al Jazeera America (Law Enforcement Expert)

  • American Heroes Radio (over 220 one hour shows as host)

  • Financial News Radio (homeland security expert)

  • Ask Sharifah (leadership expert)

  • At Home Biz Radio (leadership expert)

  • Ramble and Rumble with the Rabbi (leadership expert)

  • Grassroots Business Network (Social Media and Networking)

  • Personal Elite Coaching (Leadership Coaching)

  • Up Close and Personal (Author Interview)

  • Coach Judy (Leadership Coaching)

Partial Client List

  • European Union

  • Royal Nevis and St. Christopher Police

  • Jamaica Constabulary Force

  • St. Andrews Anglican Church

  • Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Task Force

  • Ernie Chang and Associates

  • History Channel

  • Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

  • City of Santa Monica

  • Illinois Executive Leadership Institute




            (Faculty Advisor, Instructor, Criminal Justice Management Department Chair) 2004 – 2010

            During service at University served as Presiding Officer of the BS Faculty Steering Committee, Institutional Ad Hoc Assessment Committees, Criminal Justice Management Department Chair.


            (Instructor) 2004 - 2008


            (Guest Instructor) Fall 2006


            2003 – Present – Owner

The mission of this business is to provide online resources for criminal justice practitioners. Along with law enforcement consulting services. This is also the parent company of American Heroes Press.

            LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT         1980-2004

LIEUTENANT (1997-- 2004)

Detective Support Division, Fugitive Warrant Section

Supervise 70 sworn and 5 non-sworn employees.

Oversaw service of all adult felony warrants; the prosecution of foreign nationals in their country of origin; and the location and apprehension of fugitives from other jurisdictions; Conduct international criminal investigations at the behest of Interpol. Liaison between Interpol, foreign consulates and LAPD. Acting Commanding Officer — coordinated all division activities in absence of superior

Central Traffic Division

Watch Commander—Bureau consisting of 110 sq. miles with approximately I million residents. Supervised the activities of 20 accident investigators and 44 motorcycle officers. Acting Commanding Officer — coordinated all division activities in absence of superior

Pacific Area

Administrative Lieutenant reporting to Area Commanding Officer — prepared and reviewed all paperwork and documentation for 405 personnel. Watch Commander — directed 10 subordinate supervisors and 110 line personnel.  Responsible for basic patrol, Venice Beach Detail and LAX Substation. Oversaw anti gang activities; responded to tactical alerts; and resolved all management issues. Managed transition from flexible work schedule to standard 10/80; directed the transition to new public complaint system; and facilitated transition to improved Community Oriented Policing Model.

SERGEANT (1988-1997)

            Internal Affairs Group

Investigated allegations of misconduct against police officers.

Northeast Area

Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant — conducted personnel investigations at   direction of Commanding Officer.

            77th Area

Community Relations — supervised a staff of 8; responded to crisis situations throughout the community; and represented Department through numerous public speaking engagements. Managed Explorer Post, Business Booster Association, Police Clergy Council, Reserve Police Officers, Senior Lead Officer Program, and Neighborhood Watch Program. Participated in numerous community related activities and events including Open Houses, Halloween activities and Christmas basket distribution. Patrol Adjutant — directed all front office activities including writing management papers, drafting management correspondence, reviewing time slips and handling all personnel functions.

Communications Division

Floor Supervisor supervised thirty 911 operators and 10 report takers. Watch Commander — managed emergency allocation of personnel citywide; and oversaw system crises and breakdowns.

Southwest Area, 77th Area & Northeast Area

Field Sergeant

POLICE OFFICER  (1980- 1988)

            Newton Area . . . Southwest Area . . Central Area

Foot beat officer, patrol officer and training officer

          WEINGART CENTER ASSOCIATION     (1986- 1990)

            (One-stop Service Center for Homeless - Concurrent with LAPD Employment)

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (Part-time & Concurrent with LAPD)

Initially hired as Director of Security, responsible for 18 security officers and a $1 million budget.  Accountable for the management of security services provided to in-house County agencies; Advanced to Director of Operations, in charge of 150 employees and a $3 million budget.


·        Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

·        Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

·        Member, Author’s Guild

·        Rotary Club of San Dimas, Past President

 ·       Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Phi Sigma – Honors Societies  

·        F & A.M Lodge No. 24, Mariposa, California   

·        Past Member LAPD Code One Toastmasters (Past Vice President)

·        Past Assistant Cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America

·        Past Member, Peace Officer’s Association of Los Angeles County

·        Past Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America

·        Past Chapter Advisor, Order of the Arrow – Sunset Chapter, Navajo Lodge


·        Police Medal for Heroism

·        Club, District and Regional Toastmaster Awards

·        Commendations for Outstanding Performance (over 200)

·        Numerous community letters of appreciation

·        Recognized by southern California Automobile Club for superior vehicle and antitheft enforcement and safe driving


·        United States Coast Guard Reserve (1976-1983) Honorable Discharge


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