The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 19, 2008
OES announces first-ever certifications

The Governor's Office of Emergency Services' California Specialized Training Institute has announced that six civil servants have received charter certification in terrorism and homeland security, emergency management and crisis communications. Click on the links below for more details about the individuals and their training.

Terrorism and Homeland Security Specialist Training Program Certificate:

  • Capt. Tony Hernandez, Reserve/Volunteer Fire Academy Coordinator, San Diego Unit of Cal Fire
  • Investigator Shawn Dyball of the Orange County Sheriff's Department

Emergency Management Specialist Training Certificate

  • Trudy Maletta, Emergency Services Coordinator for Kings County

Crisis Communications Specialist Training Certificate

  • Sergeant Tammany Brooks, Antioch Police Department
  • Lieutenant Richard Marchoke, Antioch Police Department
  • Deputy Royjindar Singh, Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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