Director of Training
Michael Wells is the Director of Training at Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. He joined JSS in October 2005, after serving as a police lieutenant in the Concord (CA) Police Department, where he spent a 30-year career.
During his career with the Concord Police Department, Mr. Wells served in many positions, including watch commander in patrol, criminal investigations, field training, and administration. For over 15 years, he taught courses at a local police academy in the areas of arrest/control, patrol procedures, and use of force.
He was the project director for the Concord Police Department’s Community Policing Demonstration Center Grant, and the Community Oriented Government Grant; both of which were funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. He has been a presenter several times at the National Community Policing Conference and Problem Oriented Policing Conference.
Mr. Wells has conducted training and evaluation for several California agencies, has consulted for the Police Executive Research Forum, the Community Policing Consortium, and U.S. Department of Justice. He has also worked with California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in revising the basic police academy curriculum in community policing and problem solving.
Mr. Wells holds a bachelor degree in management and is a graduate of California POST Supervisory Leadership Institute. He currently teaches part-time at a California police academy and regional training center.