Fall 2020

Section 0129 of AJ25
Community Relations -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020

Section 0353 of AJ22
Concepts of Criminal Law -- : Aug 18 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Spring 2020

Section 4017 of AJ25
Community Relations -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section uses Canvas to provide students access to instructional materials and some lesson activities.

Section 4095 of AJ22
Concepts of Criminal Law -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
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Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment online via Zoom.

Greg Miraglia has a Masters Degree in Education, a Bachelors Degree in Business, and is a graduate of the California Commission On Peace Officer Standards and Training Master Instructor Development Program.

Academic Experience
  • Community College Instructor at various California Community Colleges since 1986.

  • Community College Dean for 17 years.

Greg Miraglia teaches a variety of administration of justice classes including all human relations, work place harassment prevention, community policing, criminal law, and one of the only state certified hate crimes investigations courses in the State of California. He has experience teaching use of force, firearms, impact weapons, chemical agents, ethics and professionalism, patrol procedures, and many other topics presented in the basic law enforcement academy.

"I am passionate about the community policing philosophy and believe strongly in the need for law enforcement to be culturally competent. Sir Robert Peel said, 'the police are the people and the people are the police.'  At the heart of this all is education." - Greg Miraglia

In 2016, Mr. Miraglia was named Dean Emeritus at Napa Valley College after retiring as Dean of Career Technical Education. He was awarded the “Dr. John W. Rice Diversity Award” by the Chancellor of the California Community College system in July of 2013 for his work developing hate crime prevention and diversity education programs. He continues teaching as a part time member of the faculty and Napa Valley College, Santa Rosa Junior College, and City College of San Francisco.

Work and Consulting Experience

Mr. Miraglia has over 35 years of experience in law enforcement with three different police departments working in both sworn and civilian capacities from the line to administrative level. He most recently served as deputy chief of the Napa Valley Railroad Police Department. 

Professional Areas of Interest
  • Administration of Justice

  • Criminal Justice

  • LGBT Studies

Professional Involvement and Community Service
  • HIV Test Counselor, Positive Images, Santa Rosa

  • Radio Host and Producer, KRCB Santa Rosa

  • Matthew Shepard Foundation, Board of Directors

  • Positive Images, Board of Directors and Youth Mentor, Santa Rosa

Presentations and Publications
  • Miraglia, Greg (2016). Coming Out From Behind The Badge. 2nd Edition. BookBaby Publications.

  • Miraglia, Greg (2010). American Heroes Coming Out From Behind The Badge, Author House Publications.

  • Miraglia, Greg (2007). Coming Out From Behind The Badge.  Author House Publications.

  • Miraglia, Greg (1996-2002). Basic Chemical Agents For Law Enforcement. Editions 1 through 6. Napa Valley College.

  • Haefele-Thomas, Ardel (2018). Introduction To Transgender Studies. Harrington Park Press Content contribution.

  • 15 articles published in law enforcement professional magazines.

Honors and Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center 2016

  • Emeritus Status, Napa Valley College Board of Trustees, 2016

  • Henry Dumas Award, New England GOAL, 2016

  • John W Rice Diversity Award, California Community College Chancellors Office, 2013

  • Adult Mentor of The Year, Positive Images, 2007, 2008

  • Essential Piece Award, Matthew Shepard Foundation, 2007

  • Police Manager Of The Year, Fairfield Police Department, 1996

  • Police Reserve Officer Of The Year, Walnut Creek Police Department, 1987