Dr. George Payton was a former Patrol Sergeant with the San Jose Police Department for 30 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees from San Jose State University, and a Doctorate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. When he left the police department to become Department Chair at a local college, Dr. Payton transferred to the San Jose Police Reserves in order to keep abreast of new developments in the field; he is a Lieutenant in that organization. He also organized the first Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy in Santa Clara County, as well as the first supervision academy. He also established the first Campus Police at San Jose City College. Dr. Payton served first in the U.S. Navy and was later commissioned in the U.S. Military Police. He has written books in the area of California Criminal Law, Criminal Investigation, and Police Supervision. He has also written articles for several law enforcement journals. His biographies are listed in Leaders in Law Enforcement, Who’s Who in Law Enforcement, and Outstanding Educators. Dr. Payton has also received the Outstanding Criminal Justice Educator’s Award.