Deputy Chief Wayne Hiltz, B.S.

Senior Associate

Former Interim Chief of Police at Pasadena and Irwindale Police Department

Wayne has 33 years of experience in municipal law enforcement.  This includes a broad range of experience in nearly every facet of policing from patrol, gang enforcement, and undercover narcotics to internal affairs investigations and community relations.  The last 13 years were spent at command and executive levels.  In his capacity as Deputy Police Chief, he served as the chief operating officer of the Pasadena Police Department, responsible for all day to day operations including internal audits and inspections.  As well, he was responsible for operations related to the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl events to include World Cup Soccer and BCS Championship games.   For a period of nearly two years, he served in the capacity of Interim Chief of Police at both the Pasadena and Irwindale Police Departments.

He has extensive experience in managing budgets, and has served as a budget instructor for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.   He was selected by the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association to represent the 45 member agencies in negotiations for Homeland Security Grants for a three year period.  He also served as President of the San Gabriel Peace Officers Association.  He has served on the boards of community based organizations with focus on addressing homeless issues, substance abuse, and juvenile violence. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science and Administration from California State University at Los Angeles.  Executive training includes the FBI Southwest Command College and the Senior Management Institute for Police.